Dr Richard Noakes

Publications

Books

with Knox KC, From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics, Changsha, Hunan Science and Technology, 2008.

with Henson L, Cantor G, Dawson G, Shuttleworth S, Topham J, Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004.

with Cantor G, Dawson G, Shuttleworth S, Topham J, Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004.

with Knox K, From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Articles

Haunted Thoughts of the Careful Experimentalist: Psychical Research and the Troubles of Experimental Physics, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Elsevier, 2014

Industrial Research at the Eastern Telegraph Company, 1872-1929, British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 47, no. 1, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 119-146

The Historiography of Psychical Research: Lessons from Histories of the Sciences, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, vol. 72, no. 2, The Society for Psychical Research, 2008, 65-85

The 'world of the infinitely little': connecting physical and psychical realities circa 1900, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 39, no. 3, Elsevier, 2008, 323-333

Ethers, Religion and Politics in Late-Victorian Physics: Beyond the Wynne Thesis, History of Science, vol. 43, 2005, 415-455

'Cromwell Varley FRS, Electrical Discharge and Victorian Spiritualism', Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, vol. 61, 2005, 5-22

Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, vol. 59, 2005, 317-318

The Bridge Which Is Between Physical and Psychical Research: William Fletcher Barrett, Sensitive Flames, and Spiritualism, History of Science, vol. 42, no. 138, 2004, 419-464

'Science in Mid-Victorian Punch', Endeavour, vol. 26, 2002, 92-96

with Dawson G, Shuttleworth S, 'Women, Science, and Culture: Science and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical', Woman: A Cultural Review, 2001, 57-70

Frankenstein's children: Electricity, exhibition, and experiment in early-nineteenth-century London, VICTORIAN STUDIES, vol. 43, no. 2, 2001, 330-333

Telegraphy is an occult art: Cromwell Fleetwood Varley and the diffusion of electricity to the other world, BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, vol. 32, no. 115, 1999, 421-459

Thoughts and spirits by wireless: imagining and building psychic telegraphs in America and Britain, circa 1900-1930, History and Technology: an international journal

Chapters

The Sciences of Spiritualism in Victorian Britain: Possibilities and Problems, in Kontou T, Willburn S (eds) The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth Century Spiritualism and the Occult, Farnham: Ashgate, 2012, 25-54

Foreword, in Gagen W (eds) Nerve Centre of Empire: Connecting Cornwall: Expanding Frontiers 1870-1918, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, 2010, 3-4

Science and Technology: Taming Electricity, Connecting the World, in Gagen W, Dawson D (eds) Nerve Centre of Empire: Connecting Cornwall, Expanding Frontiers 1870-1918, Porthcurno: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, 2010, 14-17

Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, in Brake L, Demoor M (eds) A Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism, London: British Library, 2009, 508-508

The Spiritualist Press, in Brake L, Demoor M (eds) A Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism, London: British Library, 2009, 591-591

Entry on William Crookes, in Lightman B (eds) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, 4 vols, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2004

Entry on William Henry Harrison, in Lightman B (eds) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, 4 vols, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2004

Entry on Balfour Stewart, in Lightman B (eds) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, 4 vols, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2004

Entry on Cromwell Fleetwood Varley, in Lightman B (eds) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, 4 vols, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2004

with Cantor G, Dawson G, Shuttleworth S, Topham J, Introduction, in Henson L, Cantor G, Dawson G, Noakes R, Shuttleworth S, Topham J (eds) Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004, xvii-xxv

Punch and Mid-Victorian Comic Journalism, in Cantor G, Dawson G, Gooday G, Noakes R, Shuttleworth S, Topham J (eds) Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 91-122

The Boy's Own Paper and Late-Victorian Juvenile Periodicals, in Cantor G, Dawson G, Gooday G, Noakes R, Shuttleworth S, Topham J (eds) Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 151-171

with Dawson G, Topham J, Introduction, in Cantor G, Dawson G, Gooday G, Noakes R, Shuttleworth S, Topham J (eds) Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 1-33

'Natural Causes? Spiritualism, Science, and the Supernatural in Mid-Victorian Britain', in Bown N, Burdett C, Thurschwell P (eds) The Victorian Supernatural, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 23-43

Representing 'The Century of Inventions': Nineteenth-Century Technology and Victorian Punch, in Henson L, Cantor G, Dawson G, Noakes R, Shuttleworth S, Topham J (eds) Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media, Farnham: Ashgate, 2004, 151-163

with Knox K, 'Mind Almost Divine', in Knox K, Noakes R (eds) From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University’s Lucasian Professors of Mathematics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 1-44

Instruments to Lay Hold of Spirits': Technologising the Bodies of Victorian Spiritualism, in Morus IR (eds) Bodies/Machines, Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2002, 125-163

Spiritualism, in Reader's Guide to the History of Science, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000, 703-704

aether, in Reader's Guide to the History of Science, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000, 10-12

Entry on William Fletcher Barrett, in Lightman B (eds) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists, 4 vols, Chicago: Chicago University Press

Reviews

The English Mechanic and World of Science. Vols. 1-124 on 14 DVDs. Waltham Abbey: E. S. Hutton, 2006. ISBN 1-905383-00-2. Single disks GBP22.00 (individual), GBP50.00 (institutional); complete set GBP308.00 (individual), GBP650.00 (institutional), British Journal for the History of Science, vol. 42, no. 2, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 310-312

Bernard Lightman, Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences, Chicago University Press, Chicago (2007) xi + 545 pages, US$45 cloth., Journal of Historical Geography, no. 1, 2009

William H. Brock. William Crookes (1832- 1919) and the Commercialization of Science. (Science, Technology, and Culture, 1700-1945.) xxvii, 556 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Burlington,Vt.: Ashgate, 2008. $124.95 (cloth)., Isis, vol. 100, no. 3, University of Chicago Press, 2009

Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science, Victorian Studies, vol. 51, no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008, 168-170

Internet publications

with Cantor G, Dawson G, Shuttleworth S, Topham J, Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical, v. 1.0