Surekha Davies

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Author: Surekha Davies

Surekha Davies is a historian of art, science and ideas whose research focuses on visual and material practices of making natural knowledge in the early modern world, c.1400-1800. Her first book, Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge UP, 2016, pbk 2017), won the 2016 Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best first book in intellectual history and the 2017 Roland H. Bainton Prize in History/Theology. It was a finalist for the 2018 Pickstone Prize for the history of science. Dr Davies formerly taught at Western Connecticut State University, where she was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2018. A 2018-19 longterm fellow at the John Carter Brown Library (Brown University) and the inaugural Stern Fellow at the Centre for the History of the Book in the Renaissance at Johns Hopkins University, she will be a postdoctoral fellow at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) from 2019-22.

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