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17
Fév.
2020

Helen Tilley, chercheuse invitée dans le cadre du programme d'échange avec Northwestern

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Helen Tilley, chercheuse invitée dans le cadre du programme d'échange avec Northwestern, du 3 avril au 1er mai 2020.

Helen Tilley examines medical, environmental, and human sciences in colonial and post-colonial Africa, emphasising intersections with development studies, legal history, and global history. Her book, Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge (Chicago, 2011) explores the dynamic interplay between scientific research and imperialism in British Africa between 1870 and 1950. She is co-editor with Robert Gordon of Ordering Africa: Anthropology, European Imperialism and the Politics of Knowledge (Manchester, 2007) and with Michael Gordin and Gyan Prakash of Utopia-Dystopia: Historical Conditions of Possibility (Princeton, 2010).
Her recent articles explore racial science in imperial history, geographies of expertise in global history, and historiographies of science in Africa. She has also edited a 17 chapter special issue of the journal Osiris, which will appear in early 2021 as Therapeutic Properties: Global Medical Cultures and Law.