Symposium presented by Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Penn Libraries; Penn Humanities Forum; and Rare Book School, University of Virginia.
Throughout the long history of scientific investigation, ideas were developed, shared, and validated through various print and art forms. These material factors—the conditions of writing, printing, and illustration—underwrite the exchange and sharing of scientific knowledge from classical antiquity to the nineteenth century. This symposium will investigate the myriad, often contradictory vocabularies we use to analyze images and text in scientific writing. Its goal is to promote more fruitful interdisciplinary, collaborative work in the history of scientific thought.
Symposium Keynote Address presented by Penn Humanities Forum
30 September, 5:00–6:30pm, Class of 78 Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Copying as Translation: Direct Observation vs. Copied Scientific Illustrations
Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science, Trinity College, University of Cambridge