Richard Yeo

Richard has written on European (especially British) intellectual history and the history of science in the period 1600–1900.

He is an historian of science and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He is Emeritus Professor at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. His books include Defining Science: William Whewell, Natural Knowledge and Public Debate in early Victorian Britain (Cambridge, 1993); Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and Enlightenment Culture (Cambridge, 2001); and Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science (The University of Chicago Press, 2014). He recently coedited ‘Towards a history of the questionnaire’, a special issue of Intellectual History Review, 32, no. 3 (2022).

Richard will be speaking on the historical perspectives panel, Machine Memories, Methods, and Histories.

Join us on 16 and 17 November for our 54th Annual Academy Symposium — Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts and futures of automation — as we explore the possibilities and hazards of automation, and the complexities of human-machine relations.

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