PhD Candidate
Program role

Eduardo Escobar studies the languages, historiography, and the production of scientific and technical knowledge in Assyrian and Babylonian scholarship.

His dissertation seeks to understand the nature of procedural recipe knowledge particularly as it relates to the sociology of knowledge, and, in addition, to employ digital tools for the disambiguation of rare technical terms in recipes. To this end, he has has incorporated network analysis tools into his dissertation in order to produce semantic networks of technical ingredients in context: http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/blog/15/11/24/dh-fellow-eduardo-escobar-analyzing-social-networks-and-semantic-networks-assyriology.

In addition to UC Berkeley, Escobar has studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (BFA), Columbia University (MA), and more recently, as a visiting student at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at The University of Cambridge.

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