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Britain and the World

Science and Empire

Knowledge and Networks of Science across the British Empire, 1800-1970

Editors: Bennett, B., Hodge, J. (Eds.)

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Offering one of the first analyses of how networks of science interacted within the British Empire during the past two centuries, this volume shows how the rise of formalized state networks of science in the mid nineteenth-century led to a constant tension between administrators and scientists.

About the authors

GREGORY BARTON Permanent Research Fellow in Environmental History, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia BRETT M. BENNETT Lecturer in Modern History, the University of Western Sydney, Australia SABINE CLARKE Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK MATTHEW M. HEATON Assistant Professor of History, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA JOSEPH M. HODGE Associate Professor of Modern British and British Imperial History, West Virginia University, USA JOHN GASCOIGNE Professor of History, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia PETER H. HOFFENBERG Associate Professor of History, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA ADRIAN HOWKINS Assistant Professor of International Environmental History, Colorado State University, USA CHRISTIAN JENNINGS Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, USA TAMSON PIETSCH Sir Christopher Cox Junior Fellow at New College, University of Oxford, UK RAJIVE TIWARI Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina, USA MICHAEL WORBOYS Director of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Manchester University, UK

Reviews

“This fine volume edited by Brett M. Bennett and Joseph M. Hodge does much to make a strong case for the utility of placing empire within broader history of science studies contexts. It also provides an extremely useful set of readings suitable for anyone with interests in empire, as well as an excellent source for any course exploring science and imperialism. I recommend the book highly.” (James Beattie, Environmental Values, Vol. 22 (3), August, 2016)

'This book can be recommended to all students of the history and geography of empire and science, and its accessible style and engaging presentation will ensure that it can be useful to students and scholars of all levels of experience.' - Journal of Historical Geography, Elizabeth Baigent, University of Oxford


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Science and Empire: An Overview of the Historical Scholarship

    Hodge, Joseph M.

    Pages 3-29

  • The Consolidation and Reconfiguration of ‘British’ Networks of Science, 1800–1970

    Bennett, Brett M.

    Pages 30-43

  • Science and the British Empire from its Beginnings to 1850

    Gascoigne, John

    Pages 47-67

  • A Network Approach to the Origins of Forestry Education in India, 1855–1885

    Bennett, Brett M.

    Pages 68-88

  • Anatomy of Reception: Science, Nation and Religion in Hindi-Language Print Media of Colonial South Asia

    Tiwari, Rajive

    Pages 89-109

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Hardcover £80.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science and Empire
Book Subtitle
Knowledge and Networks of Science across the British Empire, 1800-1970
Editors
  • B. Bennett
  • J. Hodge
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-32082-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230320826
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-25228-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32190-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 346
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