The EMPHASIS seminar on early modern philosophy and the history of science is held in the School of Advanced Study (University of London, Senate House) in Bloomsbury. Conveners: Dr Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck, University of London): firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Anthony Ossa-Richardson email@example.com
For the most up-to-date information on the seminar please consult the seminar website: http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/seminars/Emphasis/index.htm
To be added to the EMPHASIS e-mailing list, please contact Dr Stephen Clucas: firstname.lastname@example.org
12 October 2013: Philipp Nothaft (Warburg Institute), ‘Early Human History and the Uses of Diodorus in Renaissance Scholarship’
9 November 2013: Crofton Black (Independent Scholar), ‘“So they vanished into their thoughts”: Archangelo Burgonovo on kabbalah and philosophy’
7 December 2013: Dario Tessicini (University of Durham): ‘Harmony vs. Unity: Giordano Bruno, Copernicus, and the abandonment of circular uniformity’
18 January 2014: Niall Hodson (University of Durham), ‘Henry Oldenburg as a Reader and Reviewer of Scientific Texts’
8 February 2014: Scientific Instruments in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Alexi Baker (CRASSH, University of Cambridge), ‘Craft, commerce and community: the “scientific” instrument trade in early modern London’.
James Everest (University College, London), ‘Thomas Hobbes’s Optical Instruments’.
8 March 2014: Nydia Pineda de Avila (QMW): ‘The Lunar Vale in Micrographia: competing selenographies in Robert Hooke’s engraving of the Moon’
5 April 2014: Jan Loop (University of Kent at Canterbury), ‘Polemical Use of Islam in Christian Religious Conflicts’.
10 May 2014: Daniel Stolzenberg (UC Davis): ‘A Spanner and His Works: Athanasius Kircher and the Republic of Letters’.
7 June 2014: Rob Iliffe (University of Sussex): ‘Newton, academic freedom and the perfection of the understanding as a religious obligation’.