Science and Technology Seminar Series

Science and Technology Seminar Series

Supported by the Asia Center and convened by Professor, Victor Seow, Department of the History of Science, the Asia Center Science and Technology Seminar Series focuses on critical historical and contemporary issues in science and technology in East, South, and Southeast Asia.

The seminar series seeks to bring to campus speakers from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences whose work investigates the place of the scientific and the technological in Asia and the place of Asia in our ideas and practices of science and technology. 

Upcoming Seminars 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:15pm; Shellen Wu-Mapping Science in a Global Age: the Human Dynamics of Scientific Knowledge

Tuesday, March 30, 12:00pm - 1:15pm; Asif Siddiqui; “Practically No Habitation": Tribal Rights, Displaced Populations, and the Birth of India’s Rocket Program

Tuesday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m.; Russelle Meade-The Kyūri-bon Boom and the Public Perception of Science in Early-Meiji Japan

Tuesday, April 20, 12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m.; Todd Henry-Layer Matters: Medical Authority, Body Conformity, and Intersex Livelihood in Cold War South Korea

Tuesday, May 4, 12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m.; Thomas Mullaney-The Chinese BIOS Sphere: How East Asian Computing Hacked Modernity

 Tuesday, May 11, 12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m.; Claire Edington-Drugs, Willpower and the Biopolitics of Addiction in Colonial Vietnam


Past Seminars 

Yumi Kim-Madness in the Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Family: Writing Away from Psychiatry

Marta Hanson-Heaven and Earth Are Within One's Grasp (Qian Kun zai wo 乾坤在握): The Handy Mind in Late Imperial Chinese Medicine

Suzanne Moon-Reporting Indonesia's Green Revolution

Soyoung Suh-Breast, Cancer, and Women in Korea, 1800–1930s

Jayita Sarkar-The First Battlefield of Western Nuclear Competition: India and Light Water Reactors, 1955-1963



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