URKEW Seminar Series Lent Term 2011

 Religious and Philosophical Understandings of Nature, Science and the Role of Technology in the East and the West (c. 1368 – 1850)

Please note: times for individual workshops may vary

10 January

Religious and philosophical understandings of nature, science and the role of technology in the East and the West: An introduction

  • Time and location: 10.30 – 16.00  Room CLM.D109
  • Robert Iliffe (Sussex)
  • 'Science, religion and secularisation in early modern Europe'

 

  • Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge)
  • 'Science and Religion in comparative perspective. How specific is the Christian experience and its historiography?'

24 January

Hinduism and its Understanding of Nature

  • Speaker: Gavin Flood (Oxford)
  • 'Hindu Attitudes to Nature in Historical Perspective'
  • Time and location: 11.00 – 13.00 Room G108

07 February

Christianity's Understanding of Science and Technology

  • William Shea (Padova)
  • Was Christianity a Cause of the Scientific Revolution in Europe?
  • Time and location: 11.00 – 13.00, Room G108
  • Andrea Robiglio (Leuven)
  • Christianity: Science and the cosmopolitan man
  • Time and location: 14.30 – 16.30 AGWR

 

24 February

Islamic Philosophy and Learning: From the Mediterranean to India

  • Nader el-Bizri (Lincoln): 
  • Perspectives on Nature in Classical Traditions of Science, Philosophy and Theology in Islamic Civilization
  • Time and location: 10.30 – 12.30 Room V203
  • Fabrizio Speziale (Sorbonne)
  • Useful Scientific Learning in Persianate India (16th-19th century)
  • Time and location: 14.30 – 16.30 Room OLD.3.28

Note: this Workshop takes place on Thursday (not on Monday)

07 March 

Confucianism and the understanding of nature in East Asia: a comparison between early modern China and Japan

  • Peter Ditmanson (Oxford)
  • Neo-Confucianism and the Evolution of "Concrete Learning" (實學)in Late Imperial China
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Room G108

 

  • James McMullen (Oxford)
  • Neo Confucianism in Early Tokugawa Japan
  • Time and location: 14.30 – 16.30 ,  AGWR

 

21 March 

Buddhism and the understanding of nature in East Asia: a comparison between early modern China and Japan

10.00 – 16.45 meeting in Room V203, Tower 2

  • Speakers: Antonello Palumbo (SOAS):  
  • Buddhist networks in the making of early modern China
  • Time and location: 10.00 – 10.45, V203

 

  • Dr Lucia Dolce (SOAS)
  • Buddhism Cosmology of nature in Japan
  • Time and location: 11.00 – 13.00 Room G108

  • Tim Barrett (SOAS)
  • The Buddhist world view in China - levels of knowledge, conceptions of world geography
  • Time and location: 14.30 – 16.30 AGWR

 

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