Connecting Chronologies, Constructing Historical Anthropology: William Jones in Calcutta and his Legitimation of Empire

Kapil Raj, Centre Alexandre-Koyré, EHESS

South Asia Center, UPenn; Consortium for HSTM (Philadelphia, PA)

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:00pm

Time: 4pm-6pm Location: Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Room 302 (Class of 1954), Philadelphia, PA 19104 Kapil Raj is Directeur d’études at the Centre Alexandre-koyré of the École 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 knowledges 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 as an object of historical study. PLEASE RSVP by 1st Dec.:- Projit B Mukharji, mukharji@sas.upenn.edu NOTE: The talk is the first part of a two-day event. Visit here for details about activities on December 4th. This event is co-sponsored with the South Asia Center of the University of Pennsylvania.