Global Science [2013-2015]

From 2013 to 2015


About


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 2014-2015 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.
 

Conveners

Conveners

Lys Alcayna-Stevens  (Department of Social Anthropology)
Megan Barford (Department of History and Philosophy of Science)
James Hall    (Department of History and Philosophy of Science)
James Poskett  (Department of History and Philosophy of Science)
Tom Simpson  (Faculty of History)
Aaron Watts (Faculty of History)

2013-14
Johanna Gonçalves Martín  (Department of Social Anthropology)
Jagjeet Lally  (Faculty of History)
 

Faculty Advisors

Professor Alison Bashford (Faculty of History)
Dr Michael Bravo  (Department of Geography)
Dr Rohan Deb Roy  (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Dr Johanna Gonçalves Martín (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Dr Jagjeet Lally (University College London)
Dr Leon Rocha  (University of Liverpool)
Dr Sujit Sivasundaram  (Faculty of History)

 

Past events


Global Science
Astronomical Situation (Pacific Ocean)
15 October 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge), Eóin Phillips (Cambridge) at Global Science

Conversions of Biomedical Knowledge (Africa)
29 October 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Ruth Prince (Cambridge) at Global Science

Surveying the St. Lawrence 1830-1850
12 November 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Megan Barford (Cambridge), Michael Bravo (Cambridge) at Global Science

Medical Exchange (Southeast Asia)
26 November 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Tara Alberts (University of York) and Lauren Minsky (New York University Abu Dhabi) at Global Science

Quarantine: Local and Global Histories
21 January 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Alison Bashford (Cambridge), Richard McKay (Cambridge) at Global Science

Sex Changed China: Science, Medicine, and Visions of Transformation
04 February 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Howard Chiang (Warwick), Rachel Leow (Cambridge) at Global Science

Scientific Knowledge, Observational Data, and ‘Dead Heads’: A Comparative Exploration of Information
18 February 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Antonia Walford (U Manchester / Open University), Jon Agar (UCL) at Global Science

CANCELLED (Imperial Indigo)
04 March 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Cancelled (Global Science)

The Needham Question: An Anthropological Answer
29 April 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

Diederick Raven (Utrecht), Simon Schaffer (Cambridge) at Global Science
 

The Modernity of Calculus in India and Beyond
13 May 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

Dhruv Raina (Jawaharlal Nehru), Simon Schaffer (Cambridge)
at Global Science

Modern Settler Colonialism and the Future of Endangered Races
27 May 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

Sadiah Qureshi (Birmingham), Britta Schilling (Cambridge) at Global Science

European Science in 17th Century Russian Witchcraft Trials
10 June 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

Clare Griffin (HPS, Cambridge) at Global Science

The Albums of a Victorian Naval Surgeon
21 October 2014, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Felix Driver (Royal Holloway), Jim Secord (Cambridge) at Global Science
 

Medical Intervention and Political Autonomy (British India)
04 November 2014, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Zujaja Tauqeer (Oxford), Tahir Kamran (Cambridge) at Global Science

Scientific Capacity Building in East Africa: Global Science
18 November 2014, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Branwyn Polykett and Emma Hunter (Cambridge) at Global Science
 

Ethnographic Imagery and the Tribes of India, 1850-1900
02 December 2014, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Cam Sharp-Jones (Kent), Shinjini Das (Cambridge) at Global Science
 

Risk and Security in the "Age of Pandemics"
13 January 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Mark Harrison (Oxford), Simon Szreter (Cambridge) -Global Science

The Historical Character of Biological Bodies
10 February 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Alexandra Ion (Bucharest), Richard Staley (Cambridge) -Global Science
 

The 1931 Central China Flood
24 February 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Chris Courtney (Cambridge), Helen Curry (Cambridge) -Global Science
 

Knowledge Between E M Venice and the Ottoman Empire
10 March 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Valentina Pugliano (Cambridge), Kate Fleet (Cambridge) -Global Science
 

Discourses of Science, Technology and Progress in Central America 1790-1840
05 May 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building.

Sophie Brockmann (ILAS, London)~ Global Science
 

Visualising the Third Plague Pandemic
19 May 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building.

Christos Lynteris and Branwyn Poleykett (CRASSH) ~ Global Science

Volcanoes on Borders: Managing Liminal Science in Latin America
02 June 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building.

Amy Donovan and Marta Magalhães (Cambridge) ~ Global Science