Thesis ID: CBB848416201

Knowledge-Migrants between South Asia and Europe: The Production of Technical and Scientific Ideas among Students and Scientists, 1919-1945 (2019)

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My doctoral dissertation, “Knowledge-Migrants between South Asia and Europe: The Production of Technical and Scientific Ideas among Students and Scientists, 1919-1945,” analyzes the role of Afghan students and German scientists in producing and exchanging ideas about fine arts, medicine, political ideologies, and science. The main goal of my dissertation is to address, using case studies, what the role of travel and circulation was in producing ideas among Afghans in Germany and Germans in Afghanistan, how ideas emerged, which institutions and practices were involved in producing these ideas, and how these ideas circulated and impacted the social and intellectual fabric of Europe and South Asia. My dissertation argues that the resultant knowledge among these actors was neither fixed nor systematic, but rather a practical activity that was located in the routines of everyday life. These everyday practices are, in turn, important to examine because they uncover overlapping and shared intellectual, material, and political networks that circulated ideas further afield than just within the respective national bounds of Afghanistan, India, or Germany.

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Authors & Contributors
Rubiés, Joan Pau
Haberland, Detlef
Gössmann, Elisabeth
Kaempfer, Engelbert
Michel, Wolfgang
Terwiel, B. J.
Journals
Indian Journal of History of Science
Food, Culture and Society
Gesnerus
Journal of Global History
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Ludicium
Pearson Longman
Oxford University Press
University of Washington Press
Ashgate
Concepts
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Travel; exploration
Colonialism
Ethnography
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Imperialism
People
Kaempfer, Engelbert
Khan, Karim (of Jhajjar)
Weiss, Fritz Max
Weiss-Sonnenburg, Hedwig Margarete
Grandidier, Alfred
Hakluyt, Richard
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
Early modern
Renaissance
16th century
Modern
Places
India
Europe
South Asia
China
Germany
Japan
Institutions
East India Company (English)
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