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CfP: Farestoria - Actors, practices and the circulation of scientific knowledge in Colonial Italy

- CFP Special issue of Farestoria - Istituto storico della Resistenza e dell’età contemporanea di Pistoia Over the past forty years, the relationship between science and colonial empires has been increasingly debated in the historical field. From the 1980s, historiography began to critically question the validity of the diffusionist model of the development of science outside the European context, such had been proposed by George Basalla’s studies in the late 1960s. Influenced by Marxist perspectives and later by the works of Michel Foucault, Edward Said and Subaltern Studies, the historiographical analysis turned, during the 1980s and 1990s, to the study of science and medicine as tools for the consolidation of empires — as means of exploitation and cultural forces of domination, even if they were contested and negotiated. Since the 2000s, historiographical interest has gradually shifted to the problems of the circulation, exchange, translation and mobility of science, which is no lon