31st May 2013, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

This workshop continues an important set of debates and reflexions on the interaction between histories of the sciences and models of global history.  These debates ask fundamental questions about what science has meant on the global stage and how sciences have come to take form through global confrontations, connections and politics.

This new meeting marks the first of three workshops funded by the AHRC. This first workshop marks the visit to Cambridge of Prof. S. Irfan Habib (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Chair, Delhi, India) and Dr.Keith Breckenridge (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa). The aim in the first instance is to link UK-based scholars with those working in South Asia and Africa on questions of the sciences’ past. The network is also connected with the Centres of South Asian Studies and African Studies and the Faculty of History and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Cambridge. The workshop will involve discussions of work-in-progress by Habib and Breckenridge, and will involve presentations from graduate students based in the Faculty of History and in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.

More information about the day and how to register is available on the CRASSH, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities website.

The workshop is organized by AHRC Science in Culture Theme Research Network ‘Exploring Traditions: Sources for a Global History of Science’