Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture is canceled.
by Prof. James D. Sidaway
Geography rests on an impulse to compare on terms with long and diverse histories. New rationalities of comparison were finessed in the development of sciences and humanities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in the context of empire. These were internalized by the developing discipline. Taking its points of departure from existing traditions of comparison in geography, this paper also draws insight from comparative literature and debates in area studies, musicology and comparative religion, arguing both for breadth and solicitude in seeking congruities and studying geographies of coproduction above staging comparison.