3 Mar 2017 - 4 Mar 2017All daySG1, Alison Richard Building

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This conference explored the intersections between natural philosophy and literature and was part of the research project, Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature, a five-year ERC-funded project based at the Faculty of English and CRASSH, University of Cambridge. The programme for the event is available here and Rachel E. Holmes created a Storify about the colloquium which is available here.

 

Convenors:

Subha Mukherji, Rachel E. Holmes, Elizabeth L. Swann, Tim Stuart-Buttle, Rebecca Tomlin

Speakers:

Lorraine Daston (MPI History of Science), Mary Floyd-Wilson (UNC Chapel Hill), Cassie Gorman (ARU), Torrance Kirby (McGill University), Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge), Rhodri Lewis, (Oxford), Ayesha Mukherjee (Exeter), Kathryn Murphy (Oxford), Jane Partner (Cambridge), Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge), Felix Sprang (Siegen), Elizabeth L. Swann (Cambridge), Henry S.Turner (Rutgers University), Michael Witmore (Folger Library).


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This project, KNOWING, has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-2007-2013). Grant agreement No. 617849.

For further information please contact crossroads@crassh.cam.ac.uk, but be aware that this project has closed and emails are not monitored frequently – we apologise for any delay in replying to you. 

Programme

Friday 3 March
09.00-09.40

Coffee and Registration.

09.40-10.00

Welcome: Subha Mukherji (Prinicipal Investigator)

10.00-11.45

Chair: Subha Mukherji (University of Cambridge)

  • Michael Witmore (Folger Library)  Spontaneity and Knowledge in Early Modern England
  • Lorraine Daston: (MPI History of Science) Premodern Rules: The History of an Epistemic Category
11.45-12.00

Coffee

12.00-13.00

Chair: Sarah Howe (University College London)

  • Sachiko Kusukawa (University of Cambridge)  Uses of images in some early modern commentaries on Aristotle’s De anima
13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.45

Chair: Jennifer Rampling (Princeton University)

  • Richard Serjeantson (University of Cambridge) Francis Bacon at the Crossroads of Knowledge: 'Our Philosophy' encounters a 'New Logic'
  • Rhodri Lewis (University of Oxford) More Things in Heaven and Earth? Hamlet as Natural Philosopher
15.45-16.00

Coffee

16.00-17.45

Chair: Tim Stuart-Buttle (University of Cambridge)

  • Henry S. Turner (Rutgers University) Francis Bacon’s Art of Thinking; or, Let Us All Begin to Generalize
  • Felix Sprang (University of Siegen) The Plain Style, Great Circle Sailing and the Paradox of Disinterestedness
18.00-18.45

Drinks reception in the ARB Atrium

Saturday 4 March
09.00-09.30

Coffee

09.30-11.15

Chair: Sietske Fransen (University of Cambridge)

  • Elizabeth L. Swann (University of Cambridge) ‘Vermiculate Questions’: Confronting Mortality in the Early Royal Society
  • Jane Partner (University of Cambridge) Reading the Early Modern Body
11.15.11.30

Coffee

11.30-12.30

Chair: Rachel E. Holmes (University of Cambridge)

Kathryn Murphy (University of Oxford) Articulate Voices: The Speaking World in the Works of Francis Bacon

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-15.15

Chair:  David Parry (University of Cambridge)

  • Cassie Gorman (Anglia Ruskin University) Hester Pulter’s Atom Worlds
  • Torrance Kirby (McGill University) The ‘Cosmographic Mystery’: Johannes Kepler’s conversion of astronomy
15.15-15.30

Coffee

15.30-17.15

 Chair:  Rebecca Tomlin (University of Cambridge)

  • Mary Floyd-Wilson (UNC Chapel Hill) 'Never hung poison on a fouler toad':  Contagious Evil in Early Modern England
  • Ayesha Mukherjee (University of Exeter) 'Manure thyself': Dearth, Knowledge-making, and the Biblical Poetics of Fertilisation in Early Modern England
17.15-18.00

 Roundtable: Chair: Richard Oosterhoff (University of Cambridge)

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