History of Science – Other

Colonialism & Imperialism Workshop | "Orientalism and the History of Science"

"Orientalism and the History of Science"

Marwa Elshakry, Columbia University

This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. To register, visit: 


After registering, you will receive an email with your unique Zoom link. 


Talk with Rebecca Jordan-Young, GSS Work-in-Progress

Making Race with Testosterone: The Science of "Parental Investment"

Rebecca Jordan-Young (Barnard College) is the Tow Associate Professor for Distinguished Scholars and the Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She works at the busy intersection of scientific practice and understandings; the material (especially biological) world; and the major axes of social power, especially sex/gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and economic position. Rebecca received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

James Delbourgo and Michael Gordin in Conversation—Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

In 1759, the British Museum opened its doors to the general public—the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo’s biography of Hans Sloane recounts the story behind its creation, told through the life of a figure with an insatiable ambition to pit universal knowledge against superstition and the means to realize his dream. Please join us for a discussion of the rich and complex story of one of the Enlightenment’s most controversial luminaries and of the entanglements of global scientific discovery with imperialism in the eighteenth century.

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