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Kristine Palmieri

Predoctoral Fellow (Jan 2018-Mar 2018)

Kristine Palmieri is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, pursuing her degree jointly with the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and the Department of History. She has an M.St in Modern British and European History from the University of Oxford. Her research concerns the history of the human sciences and the humanities with a focus on philology. Her dissertation examines the evolving status and function of philology amongst German speaking academics in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She has previously worked on the history of Sanskrit scholarship and Indian Studies in Victorian England. Her paper, “Friedrich Max Müller’s Objection to Darwin on Language: Beyond Science Versus Religion” won the Richard Hadden Prize for the Best Graduate Student Paper at the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science annual conference in 2017.

 

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Philology as a Way of Knowing

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

"Philology as a Way of Knowing"

Science and Technology Studies Seminar Series, York University, Canada

"The Second Contest for the Boden Professorship, 1860: A Battle for the Future of Sanskrit and Indian Studies at the University of Oxford"

The Making of the Humanities VI, Oxford University

"Friedrich Max Müller’s Objection to Darwin on Language: Beyond Science Versus Religion"

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Ryerson University

"On the Language and Wisdom of the Indians: Friedrich Schlegel and early nineteenth century Philology"

Three Societies Meeting, The University of Alberta

"A Reassessment of the Second Contest for the Boden Professorship of Sanskrit and the Battle for the Soul of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford"

History of Human Sciences Workshop, University of Chicago