EMPHASIS (Early Modern Philosophy and the Scientific Imagination Seminar), 2004-5
Venue: Room 265, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E. Time: 2-4pm. Refreshments provided.
9 October 2004 Dr Raphael Hallett (University of Sussex) Words in Abstract Space: Pierre Ramus, Rhetoric and the Geometry of Print
6 November 2004 Dr Kevin Killeen (Birkbeck, University of London) “The Doctor Quarrels with Some Pictures”: Animals and Exegesis in Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica
4 December 2004 Dr Kate Eagleton (British Museum) The fruits of learning and the contents of a great library – John Whethamstede, Abbot of St Albans, and his encyclopaedia Granarium.
8 January 2005 Dr Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge) Humane understanding before Locke.
5 February 2005 Dr Lauren T. Kassell (University of Cambridge) “All was this land full fill’d of faerie”: magic and the past in early modern England
5 March 2005 Dr Leo Catana (University of Copenhagen). The exposition of Giordano Bruno in Jacob Brucker’s history of philosophy: Some historiographical considerations
19 March 2005 Prof. Lawrence Principe (Johns Hopkins University) Transmutational Experiments at the Early Eighteenth Century Parisian Academy
2 April 2005 Dr Koen Vermeir (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): Divination and the powers of the imagination in the late Seventeenth-century
7 May 2005 Dr Nick Wilding (University of Cambridge) Pseudonymity and seventeenth-century natural philosophy
18 June 2005 Professor Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute) Arabic Magic in the Renaissance
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