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Tilley, Helen. 2010. “Global Histories, Vernacular Science, and African Genealogies; or, Is the History of Science Ready for the World?” Isis 101 (1): 110–19.

AO:  In this 2010 article, Helen Tilley argues, like Schumaker, for a field-based approach to studying colonial science and argues that vernacular science is an important area of study to study the situated nature of colonial science and the role that scientists and researchers play...Read more

Blog post: "Imagine Lagos: Mapping a Pre-Colonial West African City"

In this blog post published in March 2017 in "Global Urban History," Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi explains how she has sought to understand the pre-colonial oigins of African cities, specifically Lagos.Read more

Reflections by Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi on the nature of historical sources

“These issues of using these new applications are tempered by questions of sources yet again. How do we reinterpret these sources? Assemble them? Deal with the ever present question of mediation and the masking of local agency? The first and most immediate risk comes from the nature of...Read more

Wild Goose Chase: The Displacement of Influenza Research in the Fields of Poyang Lake, China

This 2015 article by Lyle Fearnley builds on the contrast between lab and field sciences through the study of scientists researching avian influenza in the fields of Poyang Lake, China.Read more

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