Global Science

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Created: 2013-10-18 10:04
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: Science operates on a global stage, but this is not a recent phenomenon. Our research group explores the relationship between global history and science studies. Science here is broadly construed. Histories of natural knowledge, technology and medicine all fall under the remit of this group. By adopting this approach we look to invite discussion on the relationship between the politics of globalisation and the making of the very category of ‘science’. What counts as science is precisely the product of a series of uneven historical encounters. Often the transit of scientific material, from books to barometers, relied on the lopsided development of colonialism and global capitalism. We therefore hope to trace, not only the movement of science across borders, but also the limits of the apparent globalisation of scientific knowledge.

In 2013-2014 we bring together speakers from history, geography and anthropology. By drawing on academics from across disciplines, we offer a new base for the growing network of academics working on global histories of science.
 

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Global Science - 13 May 2014 - The Modernity of Calculus in India and Beyond

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The Modernity of Calculus in India and Beyond: Nineteenth-Century Beginnings, Late Twentieth-Century Debates

Professor Dhruv Raina (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Respondent:...

Collection: Global Science

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 19 May 2014


Global Science - 15 October 2013 - Feeling between the Lines: Astronomical Situation and Global History in the Pacific

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Eóin Phillips (University of Cambridge)

Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)


Abstract

This talk will seek to explore the potential problems and gains that might...

Collection: Global Science

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Fri 18 Oct 2013


Global Science - 21 January 2014 - Quarantine: Local and Global Histories

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Alison Bashford (University of Cambridge)
Respondent: Richard McKay (University of Cambridge)

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In what way is the history of quarantine part of global history? Is...

Collection: Global Science

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 27 Jan 2014


Global Science - 29 April 2014 - The Needham Question: An Anthropological Answer

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Diederick Raven (Utrecht University)
Respondent: Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge)

Abstract

The Needham question, why the Scientific Revolution didn’t take place in...

Collection: Global Science

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Fri 9 May 2014


Global Science - 29 October 2013 - Conversions of Biomedical Knowledge (Africa)

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Precarious Projects: Conversions of Biomedical Knowledge in an East African City


Ruth Prince (University of Cambridge)
Discussant: Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (University of...

Collection: Global Science

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Thu 31 Oct 2013