Making the Monster: The Science of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Name: Making the Monster: The Science of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Date: October 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Dr. Kathryn Harkup, author, chemist, and science communicator will join us virtually for an exploration of the science behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Is there any science fact behind the science fiction? And how might a real-life Victor Frankenstein have gone about creating his monster? From stories of artificial life and experimental surgery, to 'monsters' and electrical experiments on human cadavers, Kathryn Harkup examines the science and scientists that influenced Shelley and inspired her most famous creation. We will have free copies of Harkup's book Making the Monster: The Science of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein available inside the library prior to the event. This is the second event in our Frankenstein October event series inspired by Mary Shelley's science fiction novel Frankenstein.