Monday, April 18, 2011

Colloquium: Nicholas Dew, “Weight in the Tropics: French Expeditions and the Globalization of Science

In the final event of the History of Science Department's Colloquium Series, "Appropriations: Collecting for Science," Nicholas Dew of McGill University will discuss "Weight in the Tropics: French Expeditions and the Globalization of Science, .c 1670- c. 1740."

Dew is a professor of early modern European history at McGill University, and his interests lie in the history of of science, travel, and oriental studies. Currently, he is writing a book on the history of the trans-Atlantic dimensions of French science in the from 1670-1760, the topic of his talk here at UW-Madison.

This event will be held at 4:00 pm on April 19th in Memorial Library 984 (Special Collections). For more information, please visit the History of Science Department's website.

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