Co-Principal Investigator


Professor of Humanities, York University

Keywords: Victorian science; public; science and religion; print culture

Bernard Lightman is Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities Department at York University, and Past President of the History of Science Society.  Lightman’s research focuses on the cultural history of Victorian science.  Among his most recent publications are the edited collections Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines (co-edited with Bennett Zon), The Metaphysical Society (co-edited with Catherine Marshall and Richard England), and Rethinking History, Science and Religion. He is currently working on a book on science, religion, and Victorian periodicals, and is one of the editors of the John Tyndall Correspondence Project, an international collaborative effort to obtain, digitalize, transcribe, and publish all surviving letters to and from Tyndall.  He is also editor of the book series “Science and Nineteenth Century Culture,” which, like the Tyndall Correspondence, is published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.  As part of the research project Lightman is organizing a workshop on the global history of evolution and religion in the long nineteenth century.