Project Directors: James Delbourgo and Toby Jones
September 16: Common Readings
September 23: Pablo F. Gómez (Department of Medical History and Bioethics and Department of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison): “Truth, Evidence, and Corporeal Knowledge in the Early Modern Caribbean”
September 30: Lauren (Robin) Derby (Department of History, UCLA): "From Bois Caïman to Bûche de Noël: Shapeshifting Trees on Hispaniola"
October 6: (MONDAY): Abena Dove Osseo-Asare (Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin): "From Plants to Pharmaceuticals: Take Bitter Roots for Malaria"
October 14: Kristen Block (Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville): “Diagnosis Ill Repute: Translating Leprosy from Colonial French Slave Systems to European Medical Discourse”
October 21: Rohan Deb Roy (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin): "Nonhuman Empires"
October 28: No seminar
November 4: Projit Mukharji (Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania): “The Chemist as a Rasayanacharya: Chunilal Bose and the Chemicalization of the Bengali Everyday”
November 11: Monique Allewaert (Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Insect Poetics: Grainger’s Cane, Personification, and Animacy; or, Why Eighteenth Century Animacies Matter to Twenty First Century Posthumanisms and Distributed Agencies"
November 18: Eduardo Kohn (Department of Anthropology, McGill University): "The Living Future (and the Imponderable Weight of the Dead)"
November 25: Thanksgiving week--no seminar
December 2: Andrew Cavin (RCHA Postdoctoral Fellow): "Liminal Anxieties: Race, Culture and Nation in Imperial German Ethnology and Society"