Welcome back to One Hundred Centuries! In our first full-length episode in a while, we discuss/review two graphic novels about historical scientists: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (by Sidney Padua) and Radioactive (by Lauren Redniss). Have a listen as we talk about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage and Marie and Pierre Curie, the graphic novel form and the interesting ways these two books engage with history.
At one point in the discussion, Stephen comments on Padua’s visual depiction of Lovelace. For reference, here is a contemporary portrait of her (on the right.)
Portrait Image Credit: Alfred Edward Chalon [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons