I'm delighted to announce the upcoming international symposium "History of Science in India" which will take place April 19-20th 2017, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (see attached poster and url below).
The streams in this two-day event will include (but are not limited to) history of mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and technology with three keynote speakers from India:
- Prof Ramasubramanian (IIT Bombay; history of mathematics),
- Prof Sriram (IIT Madras; history of astronomy), and
- Prof Rama Jayasundar (Cambridge educated medical surgeon at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; history of Ayurvedic medicine).
Registration is free but essential. To register, or to send a title and abstract for consideration, please email me
by Friday March 17th.
Following the symposium, a 5-day workshop is planned which will mix emerging and experienced researchers to reflect on methodology in the History of Science in Sanskrit Sources, including manuscriptology, paleography, critical editing, translation issues, technical commentary writing, and digital humanities resources. Please email me to register your interest for this.
This symposium is supported by a generous grant from the New Zealand India Research Institute.