Early Modern History Workshop - “Collecting Technology in the Age of Empire”

Early Modern History Workshop
Event date: 
November 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Speaker(s): 
Dr. Surekha Davies
Western Connecticut State University
Seminar Series: 
Early Modern History Workshop
Audience: 
Public
"Collecting Technology in the Age of Empire"
Surekha Davis, Western Connecticut State University

RSVP to jloessy@princeton.edu to attend. Attendance is limited to 25 people. Lunch will be served.


Dr. Surekha Davies is a cultural historian and historian of science. Her research interests include Atlantic encounters, travel writing, environmental history, cartography, technology, monsters and the history of mentalities from the late Middle Ages to the eighteenth century. She has worked on aspects of English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Dutch responses to new worlds. She was formerly a Curator at the British Library Map Library, and is a founding editor of a new book series, Maps, Spaces, Cultures, which will be published by Brill. Her research has been supported by the Newberry Library, the American Philosophical Society, the John Carter Brown Library, the American Historical Association the Library of Congress, the Folger Library and the Leverhulme Trust.

Dr Davies’s first book, Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters published by Cambridge University Press in June 2016. Her new books projects include a book on European encounters with indigenous technologies and the re-configuration of the relationship between humans, nature and technology in environmental thought.


The Early Modern History Workshop is a seminar series for Princeton students and faculty interested in the study of early modern history. The series brings together a community of early modernists that transcends common subdivisions in this field. The series provides graduate students with a forum in which to present works-in-progress, grant applications, research papers, and dissertation papers.

Contact: 
Jennifer Loessy
Period: 
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries