The Making of Gondwana: From Geology to History
|Starts:||16:00 15 Mar 2016|
|Ends:||17:00 15 Mar 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students|
This seminar is part of the CHSTM Seminar Series Feb-May 2016.
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‘The Making of Gondwana: From Geology to History’
This paper grapples with the multiple historical tropes of Gondwana. At once, there are the overlapping narratives of geology, anthropology and history; the ancient supercontinent Gondwanaland derived its name from the Gondwana region in India, which in turn derived its name from the tribe called the Gonds, who were often believed to the aboriginal people of India. The paper will seek to understand the consilience of the sciences of deep past here; how an anthropological category became a geological one and how a central Indian tribe came to denote a geological entity and why the search for the Gonds, the Gondwana and the Gondwanaland developed simultaneously.
Organisation: University of Manchester
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