Under the supervision of Dr. Trevor Levere, I am researching the intersection of chemistry and industry in late eighteenth-century Britain. I am investigating how James Keir and the Lunar Society of Birmingham (along with their corresponding and industrial partners) effectively bridged philosophical discussions with practical chemistry and how did their new industries, whose production often relied on chemical processes, built up provincial and urban infrastructures.
Kristen M. Schranz, “The Tipton Chemical Works of Mr James Keir: Networks of Conversants, Chemicals, Canals and Coal Mines,” Int. J. for the History of Eng. & Tech., vol. 84, no. 2 (July 2014): 248-73.