For your attention
Two upcoming events that will be of interest to the Scientiae community:
- The University of Minnesota Center for Early Modern History, in collaboration with the “Early Modern Working Group” of the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, invites you to a Zoom Work-in-Progress Seminar with Steven Vanden Broecke (Ghent University) where we will discuss his introductory book chapter titled “Historicity and Astrological Self-care, ca. 1400-1700 CE: Between the Premodern and the Amodern.” Adopting the successful structure used in the Zoom seminar with Anton Matytsin on June 15 and Frederic Clark on July 20, we will convene again via Zoom on Monday, August 24 at 12 noon in Minneapolis-St. Paul, or 1pm (13H) EDT in New York and Philadelphia, 10am in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and 7pm (19H) in Paris and Ghent to discuss Steven’s chapter. Please note that these are discussion seminars, not lectures, and participants should read the pre-circulated chapter and prepare questions for the author before the start of the seminar. If you would like to participate in the Zoom seminar with Steven Vanden Broecke, please register with Erin Crowley at cemh[at]umn.edu. Registered participants will receive a link to the paper and a Zoom meeting ID and password. Please also address any questions about the logistics of this seminar or its technological aspects to Erin as well.
- On August 25 at 1pm EDT there will be a Virtual Book Launch for Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s “Atalanta fugiens” (1618) with Scholarly Commentary. This open-access digital book, co-edited by Donna Bilak and Tara Nummedal, was just published with the University of Virginia Press as part of their Studies in Early Modern German History series. The book launch will include a tour of the book, a talk about its contributions to the study of early modern European science, music, art, and print culture, and will consider its possibilities for research, teaching, performance, and digital publishing.
The link for this event is:https://virginia.zoom.us/j/96771601882?pwd=RTB4ZHRqZkc2cHdldTR1WFhJRkNiQT09#success
The first Scientiae Newsletter is out, from our new president Richard Raiswell, with information on the 2021 annual meeting, the online workshops, and much more.