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Solar Eclipse Watch Party with Expert Historian: Exploring the Relationship between Science and Empire

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
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On April 8, at 4:30 p.m., Westminster College will host a total solar eclipse watch party featuring Dr. Josh Levy, a historian of science and technology from the Library of Congress’ manuscript division. The event will take place in the Dietz Sullivan Lecture Hall in the Hoyt Science Center on campus.

During his presentation, Levy will delve into the historical significance of solar eclipse expeditions and explore how each expedition, intertwined with imperial networks, shed light on the relationship between science and empire. He will also examine the human interactions that contribute to scientific knowledge.

Levy holds a Ph.D. in modern U.S. history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School, making him an expert in his field. His insights will be valuable to attendees as he discusses manuscripts from three different eclipses: the 1860 eclipse in northern Saskatchewan, the 1889 eclipse in coastal Angola, and the 1926 eclipse in Sumatra.

The event is open to the public and free to attend, with a reception following the presentation where attendees can enjoy light refreshments. The Department of History at Westminster College, in collaboration with the Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement, is proud to sponsor this enlightening event that promises to be both informative and engaging for all attendees.

By Samantha Jones

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