Friday 27 June 2008
Old Library, All Souls College, Oxford
Over the early modern period the natural world both in its textual and physical form became one of the privileged objects of interest, study, and trade for a heterogeneous array of individuals across Europe. On its investigation and description a variety of disciplines, professions, and roles were defined in turn. This one-day graduate symposium focuses on those practices and practitioners long kept at the margins of institutional history and its idea of scientific and philosophical knowledge, and now increasingly profiting from historiographical attention. Among the various topics under discussion are anatomy, botany, natural history, alchemy, astrology, and demonology.
Please download the programme for more information.