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    In addition to uncovering the life and work of a relatively unknown immigrant engineer, this paper indicates how a detailed study of a small ephemeral museum object can unlock wider historical horizons.

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    This article discusses the changing roles of women on the railway from 1850 to the end of the Second World War. It focuses on the Southern Railway and how women’s roles on the railway changed to the extent that many were involved in the construction of Canadian Pacific.

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    This article analyses the role of technology in shaping nineteenth-century experiences of the medieval past. Using three exhibitions as a lens – the Panstereomachia, Madame Tussaud’s and the Heraldic Exhibition – it explores how exhibitors drew on art and science to offer competing visions of the medieval past. In doing so, it will examine how these exhibitions reflect changing views about medieval history and heritage, raising questions about the relationship between technology and the display of the past.

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    Suffragette, physicist, mathematician, and inventor: in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century when few women had access to opportunities in STEM, Englishwoman Hertha Marks Ayrton held all these roles and advocated for social justice, including suffrage for women.

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    This essay analyses representations of the ammoniaphone across nineteenth century advertising and the medical and musical press, and situates these representations within the broader Victorian fascination with the supremacy of Italian opera singers and the emergent corporeal anxieties of late nineteenth century consumer culture.

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    Four seismographs now preserved in the collections of the Science Museum Group were originally installed at Eskdalemuir Observatory, Scotland, between 1908 and 1925. By attending to their provenance, this paper reconsiders the role of John Milne in forging international cooperation in seismology.

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    Book review

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    This paper explores the challenges and history of medical photography as sensitive objects in a museum context. It discusses how medical photographs have been treated over time in historical and museological terms.

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    A knowledge capture method for use with heritage machinery in museums and cultural venues to reduce the risk of knowledge and skills loss, including a case study involving the historic industrial textiles machinery at the Science and Industry Museum.

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    Book review: Physics and Psychics: The Occult and the Sciences in Modern Britain, by Richard Noakes

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