January 7 - The international political economy of radium
Marie Skłodowska Curie, Autobiographical Notes (1923): skim chapter 1, then attend more closely to chapter 2.
Maria Rentetzi, “Designing (For) a New Scientific Discipline: The Location and Architecture of the Institut für Radiumforschung in Early Twentieth-Century Vienna,” British Journal for the History of Science, 38 (2005): 275-306.
Lawrence Badash, "European Origins," Radioactivity: Growth and Decay of a Science in America (1979), 5-16.
Ernest Rutherford, "The Scattering of α and β Particles by Matter and the Structure of the Atom," Philosophical Magazine (1911).
Arne Hessenbruch, "Calibration and work in the X-ray economy, 1896-1928," Social Studies of Science 30 (2000): 397-420.
Maria Rentetzi, Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early Twentieth Century Vienna (2007; print edition 2008). [on-campus access]
Matthew Lavine, "Crazes," The First Atomic Age: Scientists, Radiations, and the American Public, 1895-1945 (2013), 25-87.
Margaret C. Malley, Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science (2011).