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Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh

PhD student

College: St Edmund's
Supervisor: Dániel Margócsy, Simon Schaffer (advisor)
Thesis topic: The influence of Chinese knowledge practices on European disciplines, brokered by Jesuits in the 17th and 18th centuries

My research interests include postcolonial histories of cross-cultural encounters, the Jesuit China mission, history of natural history, histories of race, actor-network-theory, and sociology of scientific knowledge.

My Academia.edu profile

Email contact: gg410 [at] cam.ac.uk

Publications

"Galenizing the New World: Joseph-François Lafitau's "Galenization" of Canadian Ginseng, c. 1716-1724," Notes and Records: The Royal Society journal of the history of science (in press).

Talks and Presentations

'Pas si candide, M. Voltaire: Voltaire's weaponisation of the Ezourvedam in the emergence of theories of human genesis' (forthcoming) at the British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference 2020, April 2020, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

'Writers of the Lost Ark: Reconstructing the Fight for Primacy in the Jesuit China Mission from the Acta Pekinensia' (forthcoming) at the British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2020, April 2020, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

'Archaeology, Astronomy, or Hermeneutics? The Jesuit China mission's influence upon European Enlightenment History' (forthcoming) at the Early Modern Graduate Workshop, February 2020, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

'Voltaire's scientific racism: manipulating the Ezourvedam to support polygenesis' (forthcoming) at the Histories of Race Graduate Workshop, February 2020, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

'Galenising the New World' at the British Society for the History of Science Twitter Conference #BSHSGlobalHist, February 2020.

'Retracing the associations between depictions of astrologers in sixteenth-century printed books' (poster presentation, forthcoming) at Institutions and book market during the Early Modern period: between regulation and promotion, February 2020, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.

'Writers of the Lost Ark: Catholic Historiographies of Science in the Chinese Rites Controversy, c. 1640-1742' at the European Society for the History of Science 1st Young Scholar Conference on 'Transcultural Knowledge', September 2019, l'Observatoire de Paris, Paris, France.

'Pas si candide, M. Voltaire: an examination of the Ezourvedam's role in shaping theories of human genesis, 1760-1799' at the 14th Forum: Literature and Science History, July 2019, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, Germany.

'Astronomical Instruments and Books in Humanist Printed Images, 1496-1566' at the British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2019, April 2019, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

'Provincialising the Enlightenment: Voltaire's philosophie and its impact on scientific racism' at the Cambridge Minorities and Philosophy Annual Conference 2019 on 'Philosophy for Liberation', March 2019, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Prizes

Jacob Bronowski Prize for Part II History and Philosophy of Science, 2018

Bateman Scholarship, Trinity Hall, 2018

School of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Studentship