Audio recording of session B14 of the March 2016 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Baltimore, Maryland in March 2016. This session was chaired by Amy Fisher, University of Puget Sound. Talks (and speakers) include: "Electrical Enlightment: Joseph Priestley's Historical and Experimental Studies of Electricity" (Victor Boantza); "Lomonosov's Electrical Experiments" (Robert Crease); "Priestley's Shadow and Lavoisier's Influence: Electricity and Heat in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries" (Amy Fisher); "Broken Circuits? International Scientific Communication on Galvanic Electricity During the Napoleonic Wars" (Iain Watts); "The Bottom Line: Cable Telegraphy and the Rise of Field Theory in the Victorian British Empire" (Bruce Hunt). Topics discussed include Joseph Priestley; electricity; the Enlightenment; Mikhail Lomonosov; Antoine Lavoisier; relationship between heat and electricity; telegraphy; electromagnetic field theory.
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