History of science, technology, and medicine

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Exploring the History of Science and Religion: An Interview with Job Kozhamthadam
Interviews | October 4, 2018

Exploring the History of Science and Religion: An Interview with Job Kozhamthadam

Few today acknowledge the role of religion in the development of modern science and technology. But scholars have shown that religion has actively contributed to the rise of modern science. Weh sat down to discuss this and other matters with the award-winning historian and philosopher of science, Job Kozhamthadam. Kozhamthadam is one of a unique breed of scholars who specialize in the history and philosophy of science—unique, because he also happens to be a Catholic Jesuit priest. His journey from a young boy in a nondescript town in South India to being acclaimed as a pioneer in the history of science and religion in India is interesting and inspiring.

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OP-ED: At war with the virus, no battles to win, only a future to lose
Article | May 4, 2020

OP-ED: At war with the virus, no battles to win, only a future to lose

Toynbee Coronavirus Series: A Global Historical View of the Pandemic

If we are stuck with analogies of war, then these same histories warn us not only that we cannot wait for the pandemic to be “over”, but also that during each major war extensive political and social movements supported intertwined national and multilateral responses to the global dimensions of health and economic challenges. But where invocations of war, of battles against the virus enemy, might offer comfort precisely because they posit a moment of victory—a V-Day—the intersecting global challenges of pandemic, capitalism and planetary destruction we now face allow us no such complacency.

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What We're Reading This Week
The Blog | March 27, 2020

What We're Reading This Week

Advert for passage on Empire Windrush from Kingston, Jamaica to the UK, The Daily Gleaner, 15 April 1948. Photo credit: Wikipedia.
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What We're Reading This Week
The Blog | March 12, 2020

What We're Reading This Week

The 1918–1919 "Spanish flu" pandemic resulted in dramatic mortality worldwide. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Kristie Flannery … Timothy Brook, "Blame China? Outbreak orientalism, from the plague to coronavirus", The Globe and Mail … Why has China been blamed as the wellspring of global pandemics?
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