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Theo Tomking


Soil Science and the Politics of Expertise in the 20th Century. 

Supervisor: Sabine Clarke and Calvin Dytham


My research focuses on agricultural developments in Britain and its colonies in the 20th century. I explore the role of indigenous knowledge in developments in agricultural science and ecological thinking. Also, how these areas were shaped by differing visions for science, empire and development. I explore, for example, the work conducted at agricultural experiment stations in the Caribbean and Africa.

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Theo Tomking
Department of History
University of York
YO10 5DD