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My research focuses on collections of material objects associated with physics laboratories at Canadian universities at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Specifically, I’m interested in instruments and equipment made locally for teaching or research, particularly in workshops associated with physics departments.

Since 2015, I’ve been working with the University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection, which catalogues historical artifacts associated with science, technology, engineering and medicine at the University of Toronto.

More generally, I’m interested in the history of science and technology in Toronto, and history of science and technology museums and collections.

 

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