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Library of Congress Science Historian Shares Insights on Eclipse at WC }}>{Our Campus

Dr. Josh Levy, a historian of science and technology at the Library of Congress’ manuscript division, will be a guest speaker at Westminster College’s total solar eclipse watch party. The event will take place on Monday, April 8th at 4:30 p.m., in the Dietz Sullivan Lecture Hall located in the Hoyt Science Center. During his presentation, Levy will focus on manuscripts from three different solar eclipses: the 1860 eclipse in northern Saskatchewan, the 1889 eclipse in coastal Angola and the 1926 eclipse in Sumatra.

Levy will explore how each expedition, intertwined with imperial networks, shed light on the relationship between science and empire as well as human interactions that contribute to scientific knowledge. As an expert in modern U.S history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School, Levy will bring valuable insights to his lecture.

The event is open to the public and free to attend with a reception following where attendees can enjoy light refreshments. The Department of History at Westminster College is proud to sponsor this enlightening event along with the Office of Professional Development and Community Engagement.

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