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- STS Seminar: Early Years of the Biological Weapons Convention
- STS Seminar: Sarah Edwards
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- STS Seminar: Science and Diplomacy: Joseph Banks and the Macartney Embassy to China
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- Film: When Worlds Collide (1951)
- Create a Wiser World
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- James Lovelock, Gaia, and science on a pagan planet
- TALK: Always looking at the stars...
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- Unsimple Truths: How Biological Complexity Changes Our View Of Nature And Science
- Life As We Know It
- Show 'n' Tell: Ancient DNA
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STS Seminar: Science and Diplomacy: Joseph Banks and the Macartney Embassy to China
Publication date: Oct 2, 2013 4:21:40 PM
Mar 5, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Mar 5, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Location: South Wing, Garwood LT
Science and Diplomacy: Joseph Banks and the Macartney Embassy to China, 1792-1794
Speaker: Dr Jordan Goodman (STS Honorary Research Associate)
In 1778, Joseph Banks (1743-1820) was elected President of the Royal Society, a post he held until his death. There was no one in science, politics and culture, whom Banks did not know. Yet despite his pivotal position in British science and imperial politics for more than forty years, Banks’s role in shaping his world remains unrecognized, undervalued and under-researched. An excellent example of this is the Macartney Embassy to China, between 1792 and 1794. My paper will argue that this diplomatic mission was an example of the Banksian project designed to make science perform politically.
About the Macartney Embassy (link)
Tea begins at 16:00.
Talk begins at 16:30.
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