Past Event

Beyond Circulation: Non-Western Universalisms and Global Histories of Science

October 7, 2016 - October 8, 2016
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fayerweather Hall (Room 513), Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

This workshop aims to encourage greater dialogue between the history of science on the one hand, and intellectual and cultural history on the other–a crucial intersection for understanding numerous transformations outside the Euro-American world over the last two centuries. Consisting of five thematic panels over a day and a half, this workshop will feature work in progress by ten advanced graduate students and young scholars from Columbia and neighboring institutions, and discussant commentary and synthesis by several leading scholars in these fields.

Participation is free and open to the public. Please contact John Chen ([email protected]) with any inquiries. Download the program on the website.

Times and Locations:
Friday, October 7,  8:45am – 5:00pm
513 Fayerweather

Saturday, October 8, 9:30am – 1:00pm
918 International Affairs Building

John Chen and Angela Giordani, PhD Candidates, Department of History


  • Marwa Elshakry, Associate Professor of History
  • Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Director of the Weatherhead Institute
  • Anupama Rao, Associate Professor of History

The Center for Science and Society, Department of History, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Middle East Institute, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society