Eric Gurevitch

Eric Gurevitch
B.A., University of Chicago, 2013
Cohort Year: 2015
Research Interests: History of science, historical epistemology, information management, medieval South Asia
Education: B.A., University of Chicago, 2013
Research Interests: Historical epistemology, information management, medieval South Asia

Biography

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago pursuing a joint degree in the Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations and the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science.

My dissertation – Everyday Sciences in Southwest India – explores the emergence of vernacular sciences in South Asia in the 11th century and their subsequent uptake in the early modern period. It traces the braided histories of texts that describe the care of animals, recipe knowledge, bureaucratic mathematics, erotic life, the prediction of weather and the treatment of diseases in Kannada and Sanskrit - alongside texts devoted to epistemology.

My research aims to tell a more global history of science in which unexpected voices, practices and events come to stand alongside more standard narratives.

Teaching Experience

  • Sanskrit 201-203 (Teaching Assistant, 2017-2018)
  • Science Outside of Europe (Instructor, Spring 2019)

Publications

  • Gurevitch, Eric Moses. “The Uses of Useful Knowledge and the Languages of Vernacular Science: Perspectives from Southwest India.” History of Science 59, no. 3 (2021): 256–86.