Van Pelt Library (Room 302), University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Kapil Raj will deliver the lecture "Connecting Chronologies, Constructing Historical Anthropology: William Jones in Calcutta and his Legitimation of Empire" as part of the Local and the Global in History of Science event.
Kapil Raj is Directeur d’études at the Centre Alexandre-koyré of the É cole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. His research focuses on the history of circulation and cultural interactions in the formation of knowledge and sciences. Based on a detailed historical analysis of the construction of natural, geographical, linguistic and social knowledges - the subject of his book Relocating Modern Science (2007) - his research opens a global perspective on the polycentric emergence of knowledge and know-how, as well as their differential appropriation, making circulation itself an object of historical study.
Registration required. Please visit the event website for details.