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Anuj Misra

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Oct 2018-Sep 2019)

PhD, Berliner Zentrum für Wissensgeschichte

Anuj Misra is a historian of mathematics who works on medieval and early modern sources in Sanskrit mathematical astronomy. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) in 2016 with a dissertation on geometrical thought in seventeenth-century Sanskrit mathematical astronomy. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Systèmes de Référence Temps Espace (SYRTE) Laboratory at the Observatoire de Paris in France from 2017–2018. Anuj’s research focuses on Islamic influences seen in Sanskrit astronomical texts of early modern Mughal India. At the Institute, he is investigating his project on Early Modern Exchanges in Sanskrit Astral Sciences (EMESAS) as a research fellow of the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge. The EMESAS project was granted the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence in the H2020 call for Individual Fellowship in 2018. Anuj was awarded the 2016 Young Historian of Science award by the Indian National Science Academy. He continues to maintain an affiliation with the SYRTE Laboratory of the Observatoire de Paris to work on the CNRS-funded Digital Information System for the History of Astral Sciences (DISHAS) project in digital humanities.

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Early Modern Exchanges in Sanskrit Astral Sciences (EMESAS)

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