Jan
24
Fri 12:00 PM

Disease and Power onboard an Egyptian Steamer in 1865

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When: Friday, January 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Where: 1902 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student
Contact: Krzysztof Kozubski  
Group: Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies
Co-sponsor(s): Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings

"I don't want chicken, and this money belongs to my children!": Disease and Power onboard an Egyptian Steamer in 1865

Daniel Stolz, postdoctoral fellow in Science in Human Culture, works on the history of science in Islamic societies since the eighteenth century, with a focus on Egypt and the late Ottoman Empire. His current book project is a history of astronomy in nineteenth-century Egypt. The book weaves together the cultural history of new sites of astronomical knowledge, from state observatories to periodicals, with an examination of the continuity of Islamic traditions of astronomy. Other projects underway include a history of reading science in the Qur’an, and an article on mechanical timekeeping in eighteenth-century Egypt. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 2013.