On this page are links to external projects and websites that are related to this Engineering Romanticism project. When first researching something and writing out proposals for grants and contracts, a researcher often feels alone. At first there does not seem to be all that much work existing in the field. Quite quickly though you realise just how busy that field currently is. Ideas are often in the air. Did Maudsley invent the the screw-cutting lathe in 1798 or François Senot in 1795, or someone earlier? Who knows? What is certain is that in the second half of the eighteenth century the leadscrew lathe arrived, and with that the capacity for replication and the production of even more advanced machines.

People breathe the same air and what often happens is that they find they are working on the same areas as others simultaneously, and usually without knowledge of each other. This can be a fearful thing for new researchers, but it is to be embraced. Each researcher has their own noses and directions in a field of study and collectively they strengthen that field.

Do a Fully-Funded PhD

Anyone with an MA in the Humanities or Engineering can apply to do a PhD with John Gardner, Will Tullett and Jon Davis on coal gas and its legacy. The PhD is fully funded and it pays a stipend of £15 500 per year. Further details can be found here.

Links to Other Work

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The Engineering Romanticism project is influenced by the work of many critics, historians, engineers and philosophers. They include: Maxine Berg, Ian Inkster, Jon Klancher, Christine MacLeod, Jon Mee John Tresch, Jocelyn Holland, Helmut Muller-Sievers, and Mark Coeckelbergh, whose New Romantic Cyborgs is reviewed by me here. This is by no means an exhaustive list; the names are those that I have been reading most recently.

There are many useful websites that link well with this project including:

If you consult the ARU institutional repository you will find links to my other published work here.

This work is supported by the Leverhulme Trust