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The Making of Early Modern Scientific Knowledge: Object, Spaces, Practices and Epistemologies

This two-day symposium is the first UK-based attempt to bring together an international group of researchers working on knowledge production processes in Europe 1500-1800, from a number of different disciplines including the history of medicine and science, global history and geography.

We will consider and assess a variety of early modern knowledge making processes, from informal experimentation to reading and writing natural philosophy, and the impact of these practices upon the development of medical and scientific knowledge.

We will situate these processes within histories of early modern intellectual networks, histories of trade and consumption, histories of craft and artisanal skills and studies of experience and expertise.

We will also focus upon broader issues such as the role played by gender, race and colonization upon knowledge production and dissemination. The conference also aims to foment discussion across scholarly generations and different disciplines.

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At a Glance
Date: Friday 2 to Saturday 3 July 2010
Location: Wolfson Research Exchange
Open To: Everyone
Cost: £25 - £50 (registration required)
Summary: A two day symposium, bringing together an international group of researchers working on knowledge production processes in Europe 1500-1800.