john stewart

 
 
My Master’s thesis focused on the chemical theories of Richard Kirwan and his involvement in the international development of chemistry at the end of the eighteenth century.  This research impacts our understanding of conceptual revolutions in the history of science, the social structure of science, and historical understandings of respiration and combustion.  I am currently extending this research into the cooperative evolution of chemistry with agriculture, mineralogy, meteorology, and metallurgy in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
 
  1. Conceptions of phlogiston in eighteenth century chemistry

  2. Chemical affinity from the Etienne Geoffroy to Ilya Prigogine

  1. TA for HSCI 3013: History of Science from Ancient times to Newton, with Dr. Steven Livesey, Fall 2009

  2. TA for HSCI 3023: History of Science since the 17th century, with Dr. JoAnn Palmeri, Spring 2009

  3. TA for HSCI 3013: History of Science from Ancient times to Newton, with Dr. Peter Barker, Fall 2008

  4. RA for the Graduate College, Researching the History of Graduate Studies at the University of Oklahoma, available at http://gradweb.ou.edu/history

  1. “The Instrumental Reality of Phlogiston in Britain,” International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Summer Symposium, Chemical Heritage Foundation, August 2009.

  2. “Affinity Across the Disciplines,” Columbia History of Science Group, Friday Harbor, April 2009.

  3. “Lost in the Archives: The Kirwan Collection at the Salem Athenaeum,” Midwest JUNTO for the History of Science, University of Minnesota, April 2008.

  4. "The Development of Quantum Mechanics and Weimar Germany: Revisiting the Forman Theses," Midwest JUNTO for the History of Science, University of Iowa State, April 2007.

  1. johnstewart@ou.edu