New Publication: Special Issue of Nuncius

Nuncius 31: Aspects of the Production and Circulation of Early Modern Scientiae: Religion, Natural Philosophy, Secrecy, and Openness

Edited by Vittoria Feola

A special issue of Nuncius, comprised of papers from Scientiae 2014 edited by Vittoria Feola, is now available. The issue, entitled ‘Aspects of the Production and Circulation of Early Modern Scientiae: Religion, Natural Philosophy, Secrecy, and Openness’, includes papers by Stefano Gulizia (CUNY), Sylvie Nevin (Liege), Cornelis J. Schilt (Oxford), Ricarda Suitner (Erfurt), Charles van der Heuvel (Huygens) et al., and Vittoria Feola (Padova, Oxford). As Vittoria writes: ‘This special issue of Nuncius presents six case studies that shed light on aspects of the production and circulation of early modern scientiae. They are the mature reflections stemming from papers which the authors presented at the international conference “Scientiae. Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World,” which was held in Vienna in 2014. As we declare on our home page, Scientiae is “The international research group for intellectual history, 1400–1800. Knowledge in this period (scientia) entailed knowledges (scientiae). Cognitive practices and objects we now take to be discrete – from theology to astronomy, philology to chemistry, tradecraft to law – were, instead, inter-involved. Fascinating in themselves, the period’s intellectual flows also contrast productively with modern systems and hierarchies.”

For more info, please see the Nuncius website.

 

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