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2008 Workshop: Empires and Science

ANNOUNCEMENT

“Understanding the historical nature of science is not the goal of science, but the work of history.”

Paula Findlen, “The Two Cultures of Scholarship?” 2005


1. Announcement
2. Introduction
3. Workshop Program
4. List of Speakers and Topics
5. Preliminary Readings
6. Credits
7. Questions
8. Suggestions for Projects
9. Biographical Sketches


We are thrilled to announce that the Empires and Science workshop, subtitled “Contact, Authority, Collaboration,” will be held at the Joukowsky Forum at Brown University on March 28, 29, and 30, 2008. We have an outstanding group of speakers, including George Saliba on Arabic science during the European Renaissance (Columbia University), Benjamin Elman on science in China in the 17th century (Princeton University), Sheldon Pollock on global intellectual history in the 17th century (Columbia University), David Arnold on colonial science in India (Warwick University), Antonio Barrera on science in Spain and its American colonies in the 16th century (Colgate University), Shankar Aswani on science in the Pacific today (University of California, Santa Barbara), Nancy Jacobs on science in Africa in the 19th century (Brown University), and Fa-ti Fan on science in China in the 19th century (State University of New York, Binghamton).

 
   




     


 

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