The Early Sciences Working Group meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s works-in-progress or to discuss readings on the history of medieval and early modern science that are of particular interest to participants. Meetings are usually held at the Center from 6:00 to 7:30 on first Wednesdays.
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October 2, 2013
- May 2, 2013
- Joel Klein introduced selections from Communities of Learned Experience: Epistolary Medicine in the Renaissance by Nancy G. Siraisi
- April 19, 2013
- Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve
- March 6, 2013
- Selections from Ann Blair’s Too Much to Know
- February 6, 2013
- Elly Truit introduced her draft chapter From Texts to Technology: Mechanical Automata in Courtly and Liturgical Pageantry.
- November 14, 2012 at 6:30 (note special day and time)
- Nicolas Wey-Gomez of CalTech introduced selections from his The Tropics of Empire. Why Columbus Sailed South to the Indies. Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology. Ed. Jed. Z. Buchwald. Cambridge, Mass. and London: The MIT Press, 2008.
- October 3, 2012
- Jonathan Seitz introduced a discussion of digital editions, their advantages and disadvantages and the possibilities they offer for new uses. The group also planned the rest of the year’s meetings.
- May 2, 2012
- Susan Wells of Temple introduced Oratory and Rhetoric in Renaissance Medicine by Nancy Siraisi and Rhetorical and Medicine in Descartes’ Passions de l'âme: The Issue of Intervention by Nancy Struever.
- April 4, 2012
- Jonathan Seitz of Drexel introduced selections from The Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy by William Eamon
- March 7, 2012
- Politics and Astrology in Renaissance Hungary by Darin Hayton, Haverford College
- February 1, 2012
- “A very imperfect trial”: Notes on Martin Lister’s Book of Shells by Jessica Rosenberg, UPenn
- November 9, 2011
- Elly Truit introduced The Empire of Observation, 1600-1800 by Lorraine Daston, and Frogs on the Mantelpiece: the Practice of Observation in Daily Life by Mary Terrall.
- October 5, 2011
- Elly Truit introduced Networks of Travel, Correspondence, and Exchange by Steven J. Harris and selections from Matters of Exchange by Harold J. Cook
- May 4, 2011
- Elizabeth Coates Paschall’s Scientific Revolution: Enlightened Experts and Healing Authority in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia
by Susan Brandt, Temple University
- April 6, 2011
- Accountancy and Systole by Michael Neuss, Columbia University