Saturday, March 06, 2010

HoS Micropost: Simon Schaffer on Astronomy and Empire

Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/06 at 06:57 AM

Thanks to Will Thomas over at Ether Wave Propaganda for his post reminding me about Simon Schaffer’s Tarner Lectures: “‘When the stars threw down their spears’: History of Astronomy and Empire.” About a month ago I had stumbled across mention of Schaffer’s up-coming lectures and posted a note on Twitter but since then had forgotten them.

Schaffer will give four lectures:

Podcasts of the lectures will be available for download from the Tarner Lectures site (The first two are already posted). Go download them before they disappear.

Tags: astronomy, lecture, podcasts, simon schaffer