• Fri. May 24th, 2024

Eclipsing Empire: A Historical Exploration of Solar Eclipse Expeditions and their Impact on Science and Politics with Dr. Josh Levy at Westminster College

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Library of Congress Science Historian Shares Insights on Eclipse at WC }}>{Our Campus

Dr. Josh Levy, a historian of science and technology at the Library of Congress, will be giving a lecture at Westminster College’s total solar eclipse watch party. The event will take place on Monday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Dietz Sullivan Lecture Hall located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College campus.

During his presentation, Levy will discuss the historical significance of solar eclipse expeditions and share insights from “From Pemmican to Palembang: Eclipse Expedition Collections at the Library of Congress.” He will explore how each expedition, interconnected with imperial networks, shed light on the relationship between science and empire, as well as 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. His expertise in this field makes him an ideal speaker for this enlightening event at Westminster College.

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 is proud to sponsor this informative event alongside the Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement.

By Samantha Nguyen

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