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Need More Schaffer? Try the Tarner Lectures! March 5, 2010

Posted by Will Thomas in Uncategorized.

This blog’s curious fixation with all things Schaffer has not gone unnoticed at the University of Cambridge.  Thanks to Vanessa Heggie for sending along news that he is currently in the process of delivering this term’s Tarner Lectures there, which he has entitled “‘When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears’: Histories of Astronomy and Empire”.  Podcasts of these are being made available in mp3 format, and the first two are already up:


Happy listening!



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