Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Huamnities, York University
Research keywords: Cultural history of Victorian science
Bernard Lightman is Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities Department at York University, and Past President of the History of Science Society. Lightman’s research focuses on the cultural history of Victorian science. Among his most recent publications are the edited collections Rethinking History, Science and Religion, Science Periodicals in Nineteenth Century Britain (co-edited with Gowan Dawson, Sally Shuttleworth, and Jonathan Topham), and Identity in a Secular Age (co-edited with Fern Elsdon-Baker). He is one of the general editors of the John Tyndall Correspondence Project, an international collaborative effort to obtain, digitalize, transcribe and publish all surviving letters to and from Tyndall. He is also editor of the book series “Science and Nineteenth Century Culture,” which, like the Tyndall Correspondence, is published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Currently he is working on two co-edited collections, one on Japanese and British science in the nineteenth century, and another on the global history of nineteenth-century evolution and religion.