Harriet Ritvo (Trustee; NHC Fellow, 1989–90; 2002–03)

Project Title, 1989–90

Reading Taxonomies: Varieties of Animal Classification in 19th-Century England

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Project Title, 2002–03

The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and the Victorian Environment

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2002–03

Harriet Ritvo worked on her book The Dawn of Green and wrote several articles, including “Ordering Creation, or Maybe Not,” to appear in Literature, Science, Psychoanalysis, 1830-1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer, ed. Helen Small (Oxford University Press, 2003); “Varieties of Taxonomic Experience” for Spaces of Classification, ed. Ursula Klein (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, forthcoming); and “The Fight for Thirlmere: The Victorian Roots of Environmentalism,” Science (June 6, 2003), which is a brief look at her current research in the context of modern concerns. She also wrote a review of Elizabeth Hanson, Animal Attractions, for American Scientist (March-April 2003).