Reading Group: Klestinec

Join us as we focus on changing conceptions of the body and its surface in the context of medical rhetoric and the influence of the sixteenth-century medical marketplace.

We welcome Professor Cynthia Klestinec (Miami University, Ohio) to our first meeting of the Renaissance Skin Reading Group for 2018/19, at which she will lead a discussion on the medical agon ...


Workshop: Artisans of the Surface

Artisans of the Surface in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750


Taking place over two days (20-21 September 2018), this workshop focuses on the practices of a range of artisans (tailors, barbers, cooks, cheesemakers, gardeners, and agronomists) and their relationships with the fields of meteorology, botany, natural history, medicine, earth sciences, and veterinary medicine. These artisans and their practices shared a ...


Reading Group: Johnson

Professor Carina Johnson (Pitzer) joins us at our Renaissance Skin Reading Group.

More details to follow.


Seminar: Cheese-making in the Scientific Revolution

Paolo Savoia, 'Cheese-making in the Scientific Revolution: Dairy Products and The History of Early Modern European Knowledge'

Seminar to be presented as part of the European History 1500-1800 seminar series

In the 1660s, members from the most important European scientific societies – including the Académie des Sciences in Paris, the Royal Society in London, and the Accademia del Cimento in Florence ...