Project Directors: James Delbourgo and Toby Jones
January 27 (MONDAY) – Marwa Elshakry (Department of History, Columbia University)
"History's Golden Ages: Science and Universalism"
February 4 – Common Readings
February 11 – Eli Cook (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, RCHA)
"Counting People, Imagining Profits: The American Origins of Growth Statistics and Human Capital"
February 18 – Jonathan Schlesinger (Department of History, Indiana University)
"For Love and Pearls: Mollusks and Empire in the Making of Manchuria"
February 25 – Paul Werner (Independent Scholar)
"Museum, Inc.: Inside the Global Art World"
March 4 – Fred Myers (Department of Anthropology, New York University)
"Paintings, Publics and Protocols: Translating Indigenous Protocols in the Circulation of Aboriginal Acrylic Art"
March 11 – Lukas Rieppel (Department of History, Brown University)
"Accounting for Dinosaurs"
March 15 - March 23
No Tuesday seminar this week.
March 25 – Jamie Pietruska (RCHA Faculty Fellow)
"The U.S. Weather Bureau's West Indian Weather Service and Imperial Meteorology, 1898-1908"
April 1 – Ann Fabian (Department of History, Rutgers University)
"The Charms of Toads, or Tracking a Career in Herpetology"
April 8 – Lissa Roberts (Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies, University of Twente, Netherlands)
"'Le centre de toutes choses': Constructing and Managing Centralization on the Isle de France (Mauritius)
April 15 – Elizabeth Ferry (Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University)
"Markets of Difference: Materiality and Price for Mined Commodities"
April 22 - Julia Fein (RCHA Postdoctoral Fellow)
"Prices and Paperwork in the Making of Treasures: Siberian Museums, the Imperial State, and the Authority of Accumulation"
April 29 – Courtney Fullilove (Department of History, Wesleyan University; RCHA Postdoctoral Fellow)
"Biography of a Grain of Wheat"