SEASREP holds a workshop on Observatories in Asia

SEASREP holds a workshop on Observatories in Asia

SEASREP held a workshop for its project “Where Science and Empire Met: Observatories in Asia in the Late 19th to mid-20th Centuries” on February 27-28, 2020 at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. On the first day, the project participants presented their papers. The second day served as an editorial meeting with the participants and editor of the project.

The project participants are:

  • Wayne Orchiston and Darunee Lingling Orchiston, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand; The Role of Temporary Western Observatories in the Development of Professional Astronomy in Thailand
  • Marlon Zhu, Academia Sinica; Fathers to Be Blamed: Media and the Public Accountability of Zikawai’s Typhoon Warnings in Treaty-Port Shanghai
  • Uji Nugroho, Universitas Gadjah Madah; Batavia and Lembang Observatories: Creation and Circulation of Science in Colonial Indonesia
  • Takuya Miyagawa, Horishima Shudo University; Centres of Calculation?: Colonial Meteorology in Nineteenth Century Japan
  • Kerby Alvarez, University of the Philippines – Diliman; Between Two Empires: The Manila Observatory, 1865-1945
  • Hoang Anh Thuan and Nguyen Thi Hoia Phuong, Vietnam National University – Hanoi; Servicing Colonial Exploitation: The French Establishment and Management of Phú Lien Observatory, 1899-1945 (presented their paper virtually due to travel restrictions)
  • Fiona Williamson, Singapore Management University; An Ocean Apart: Meteorology and the Elusive Observatories in British Malaya (presented their paper virtually due to travel restrictions)
  • Rajesh Kochhar, Panjab University Chandigarh; Astronomical Observatories in India in the British Period (was unable to present his paper)

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