Presentations

Upcoming

“Contesting the Classics: The Toolkit of Philosophy and the Authority of Medicine,” History of Sciences/History of Texts Seminar, Université de Paris (Diderot) & CNRS

“Bringing Tables Down from the Heavens: Consultation Reading and the Everyday Life of Manuscripts” at the Favorable Constellation of the Stars conference, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University

“The Stationary Periods of Science and India,” at the Rethinking the ‘Medieval’ in South Asian History roundtable, American Historical Association annual meeting

2023

“Who Is a Maker? Artisan Knowledge in Medieval India,” Objects, Images, and Spaces of Health Working Group hosted by the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM)

“Cosmograms, Centers of Calculation, and the Creation of the Many-Headed Knower: Maps in the Historiography of Science,” at the Finding Ways: Stakes and Strategies in South Asian Cartography workshop at Vanderbilt University

"Big-Enough Histories of Science: Medieval Sciences in the Time of the Global” at the Seminar of the Centre for the History of Philosophy and Science seen from Asia, Africa, and so on (CHPSAA), hosted at Université Paris Cité – CNRS

“Trust Issues: Debating Medicine and Authority in Medieval India” Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

(with Shireen Hamza) “The Promise of Medieval Sciences, the Perils of Global History” at a joint session of the Modern Sciences Working Group and the Early Sciences Working Group at Harvard University

“The Epistemology of Difference: Caste and the Question of Natural Kinds in the Courts of Medieval India,” at the Remaking South Asia workshop at Vanderbilt University

2022

“Small is a Big Thing of the Past: Making Local Knowledge and Predicting the Weather in Southern India” at the “Vernacular Sciences in Asia” panel at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society.

“Before Translation: Making Languages and Making Texts in Medieval India,” The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, University of Pennsylvania

“Planetary thinking and thinking with planets” at Astrology and the Anthropocene round table at the 50th Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

“The Epistemology of Difference from the Center of Political Power” at the “Provincializing Brahmins: New Directions in the Study of Caste in Premodern South Asia” full-day symposium at the 50th Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

“Issues of Trust: Jainism, Medicine and Authority in Medieval India,” Beyond Boundaries: A Celebration of the Work of John E. Cort, University of California, Davis

“Weaving identities: Responsible to Whom?” Responsible Documentation and Conscious Outcomes: Explorations in the Ownership of Knowledge Workshop, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

“Big-Enough Histories of Medieval Sciences,” at the Grounds for a Trans-Regional Medieval Studies: Beyond the Global roundtable, 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, held online due to COVID-19

“Diseases of the eye: Debating the physiology of vision across medicine and philosophy in medieval India,” The History of Science in Early South Asia Working Group, hosted by the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

“To Collect and Sort: Managing Information in Early Modern South Asia,” Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University

“Communal Medicine in a Cosmopolitan World: Contesting Recipes, Authority and Scripture in Medieval India,” Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

2021           


“It’s Only a Paper World: Consultation Reading, Excerpting, and Indexing in

Early-Modern South Asia,” History of Sciences/History of Texts Seminar,

Université de Paris (Diderot) & CNRS

“Sciences in Old Kannada Literature,” Language, Literature & Culture Seminar hosted by De Paul College, Mysuru (Affiliated to the University of Mysore), held online due to COVID-19

“Sciences of flow: Weather forecasting, agricultural scholasticism and the meanings of local knowledge,” University of Chicago Environmental Studies Workshop, held online due to COVID-19

“Signification in Sanskrit,” presentation for the Premodern History of Signification Reading Group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), held online due to COVID-19

2020

“Making Medicine Jain in the Medieval Deccan,” UC Riverside Jain Studies Symposium 2020: Illness, Medicine, and Healing in the Jain Tradition, held online due to COVID-19

“Vernacular Sciences in History,” delivered at the French Institute of Pondicherry, held online due to COVID-19

“Learning from History: Managing Elephants in Early Modern India,” Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation conference, organized by Asian Elephant Support and the Karnataka Forest Department, held online due to COVID-19

“The Epistemology of Caste: Views from Western India, 950-1050 CE,” South Asia Graduate Student Conference at The University of Chicago XVII: Reception, Tradition, Canonization: Pasts and Presents in South Asia, Chicago, IL

2019           

“Translation Practices in the Everyday Sciences of the Medieval Deccan,” at the conference Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin

“The Whig Interpretation of the Hindu Constitution: Legal History, Philology, and the Medieval in Late-Victorian Calcutta,” at H.T. Colebrooke and historiographies of sciences in Sanskrit conference at Université Paris-Diderot, Paris

“How to Train an Elephant: From Indigenous Knowledge to Palm-Leaf Information,” The Fishbein Workshop in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, The University of Chicago

“Handing Over Indigenous Knowledge” at the Sciences of Non-Modernity, Now Roundtable, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL

2018           

“Translating Science in Southwest India,” 9th Coffee Break Conference: Science and Technology in Premodern Asia, University of Oxford

“The Vernacular Sciences of Southwest India,” Premodern Conversations Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin

“Fragments of a Palm Leaf Encyclopedism: The Information Order of Early Modern Southwest India,” at Assembling Knowledge and Ordering the World: Anthologies and Encyclopedias in Sanskritic Literary and Intellectual History, University of Pennsylvania

“Removing the Conflict Between Textual Authority and the Worldly: New Epistemic Virtues for Old Śāstric Models in Jayasiṃha II’s Court,” American Oriental Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2017           

“Rewriting the World as Epistemic Object in Southwest India,” South Asia Graduate Student Conference at The University of Chicago XIV: Materials in Focus: Working across Media and Methods in South Asia, Chicago, IL

2016           

“'Resembling the Upanayana Samskara': Modern Sanskrit Revival Perspectives on Early Zionism,” American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX

“Erasing History, Emplotting Authors, Critiquing Ideology: The Place and Reception of Vijñāneśvara’s Mitākṣara,” Religion and Human Sciences Workshop, University of Chicago