Ancient and Medieval Sciences (inactive)

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Past Meetings

  • March 6, 2013

    Selections from Ann Blair's "Too Much to Know"

  • February 6, 2013

    Elly Truitt introduced her draft chapter "From Texts to Technology: Mechanical Automata in Courtly and Liturgical Pageantry".

  • November 14, 2012

    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 Truitt 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 Truitt introduced "Networks of Travel, Correspondence, and Exchange" by Steven J. Harris and selections from "Matters of Exchange" by Harold J. Cook

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