CIRCULATING IDEAS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE: NETWORKS, KNOWLEDGE, AND FORMS
Keynote Speakers: Mark Greengrass, Margaret Ezell, and Richard Serjeantson
Presented in conjunction with the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society,
Royal Society, London. 8-10 July, 2010
The seventeenth century in Europe was an age of turmoil. As wars, revolutions, and exploration redrew the boundaries of the physical world, a tumult of new ideas shifted the boundaries of the intellectual world. In poetry and in polemics, men and women involved in philosophy, theology, politics, and science created a dynamic knowledge economy.
But if ideas were the currency of this economy, then how did writers, thinkers, and agents choose the forms in which that currency should circulate? This conference takes up that question, investigating the relationship between the circulation of ideas and the forms in which they circulated.
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