Workshop: The Making of Materials. Science and Technology in the 17th and 18th centuries

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 10 — 11 December 2004

Organized by Ursula Klein and Emma C. Spary

The overall goal is to explore the question of how seventeenth- and eighteenth-century savants and craftsmen, or artisans, interacted in the production and exploration of materials — such as dyes, metals, gunpowder ceramics, glass, food, medicines, chemical laboratory substances — and how this interaction shaped the ways of making and knowing in science and technology.

We invite everybody who is interested in the topic to attend the workshop sessions as listener. There is no registration fee but since there is only limited space available you are kindly requested to contact us in advance. For further details, please visit our intitute’s web site, which will be updated regularly: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/materials/. Also the schedule of the workshop will be published there soon.

Contact: Gisela Marquardt, [email protected], phone (+4930) 22 66 73 07, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Wilhelmstr. 44 10117 Berlin Germany