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McGill HPS: Richard Drayton on Science and imperialism

Chers amis,

This coming Monday and Tuesday (26-27 March), we have as our guest Dr Richard Drayton (Cambridge University), who will be giving two lectures on his current research on science and colonialism. The talk for HPS in on TUESDAY (a change from our normal day, Thursday), but in the normal place and at the normal time (the Social Studies of Medicine Building, 3647 Peel, at 5:30pm). On the Monday (at 4:30, Art 120) he will give a talk for the French Atlantic History Group (Groupe d’histoire de l’Atlantique français).

Ce lundi et mardi prochain (26 et 27 mars), notre invité sera Richard Drayton (Cambridge, Royaume-Uni), qui va nous donner deux conférences sur les rapports sciences/empires et l’histoire franco-atlantique. Son exposé pour HPS sera le MARDI (et non pas jeudi, comme d’habitude), mais dans le lieu, et à l’heure, habituels (3647 Peel, 17h30). Le lundi 26 (à 16h30, Edifice Arts 120), il donnera un exposé pour le Groupe d’histoire de l’Atlantique français.

Richard Drayton (BA Harvard, PhD Yale 1993) is a Senior Lecturer in Imperial and Extra-European History at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize, which recognizes outstanding younger scholars in the UK. He is best known as the author of _Nature’s Government: Science, Imperial Britain, and the ‘Improvement’ of the World_ (Yale University Press, 2000), which won the Morris D. Forkosch Prize of the American Historical Association, and he has also made numerous contributions to public debate in the UK on imperialism and its legacy.

Further details are below. All are welcome. / Les détails sont en bas. Ouvert à tous.

1) Monday, March 26, 2007, at 4:30 / Lundi 26 mars, 16h30
McGill University, Arts Council Room, Arts 120

Richard Drayton (Cambridge University)
“Provincial Cities and French Expansion: Bordeaux and the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century.”

— this talk is part of the French Atlantic History Group speaker series
For more information see: http://atlantique.mcgill.ca/

2) Tuesday, March 27, 2007; at 5:30 / Mardi 27 mars, 17h30
Social Studies of Medicine Building, 3647 rue Peel

Richard Drayton (Cambridge University)
“Maritime Networks and the Making of Knowledge”

— this talk is part of the McGill History and Philosophy of Science speaker series
For more information see: http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/seminars/

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