Upcoming Africa at Noon Events
Wednesday, 2 February 2011 [POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER]
Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950
Department of Medical History and Bioethics with affiliations to the Program in African Studies, the Center for Culture, History, and Environment, and the History of Science.
Time and Location: 12:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI
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This talk draws on material from my book of the same title and will focus, in particular, on the significance of ecological and anthropological fieldwork to imperial development in British Africa. Among other things I will explain how my research — which traces scientific networks, funding, and results — has caused me to revise prevalent narratives in African environmental and medical histories of the colonial period.