Early Modern Science
The Early Modern Science Working Group meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants.
Meetings are usually held at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia from 3:30 to 5:00 on first Fridays. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online.
To join this working group, click "Request group membership" at right. You will receive instructions for participating online or in person.
Mary Terrall is Professor of History at UCLA. Her research focuses on French natural history during the enlightenment.
Robert S. Westman, Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, is interested in all areas of early modern science. His recent research has focused on Copernicus and astrological culture.
Upcoming Meetings (all times Eastern)
There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.
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
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