Roundtable

Revisiting Master Narratives

Sponsor

Early Sciences Working Group

Organizers

Hannah Marcus

Harvard University

Anne-Laurence Caudano

University of Winnipeg

Chair

Pablo Gomez

University of Wisconsin Madison

Metadata

Session Abstract

The early sciences represent a diffuse field covering a wide range of both chronologies and contexts. Yet the early sciences also are often taught in a way that falls pray to traditional, linear narratives of western progress. This roundtable will offer a range of approaches and understandings that reexamine and question the grand narratives of the history of the early sciences including, but not limited to, cognitive history, visual culture, race, gender, and global history.

Presenter 1

Reviel Netz

Stanford University

Presenter 2

Karine Chemla

Presenter 3

Pamela H. Smith

Columbia University

Presenter 4

Minakshi Menon

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin