Technology & Empire: Tracing the Broader Contexts of Technological History
Second session of the 2021 Michaelmas Term programme of LSE’s International History Research Seminar (HY509)
Siddhartha Chandra Mukherjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University) – Do Not Let There Be Light: Notes on Electrification of Factories in Colonial India (1880-1905)
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a PhD candidate in Modern History at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He also holds an MPhil from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta, an MA in Modern History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a BA in History from Calcutta University.
Jan Eijking (University of Oxford) – ‘The first body of a universal international nature’: Impartiality and the 1865 International Telegraph Conference
Jan Eijking is DPhil student and Stipendiary Lecturer in International Relations at Pembroke College, Oxford. His research focusses on the thought and practice of modern expert governance in the context of 19th century technocratic internationalism. He is also an Associate Member of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies at the University of Cambridge.