On the 18th and 19th of july, WG2 will hold its public workshop.

The workshop will be hosted at the University of Amsterdam, Potgieterzaal, University Library, Singel 421-7

Preliminary Programme

Monday 18 July

13:00-13:45 Welcome & Introduction (Thijs Weststeijn)

13:45-14:30 Marisa Bass, The Cartographic Eye and Knowledge on the Move

14:30-15:15 Tea break

15:15-16:00 Joyce van Leeuwen, Aristotelian Knowledge in Translation: Niccolò Leonico Tomeoʼs Quaestiones Mechanicae (1525)

16:00-16:45 Vera Keller, Wished-For, Non-Extant, Lost, Legendary and Impossible Objects

16:45-17:30 Roundtable discussion

Tuesday 19 July

10:00-10:45 Shih Ching-fei, Multiple-layered Wooden Goblets from the “Western Ocean”

10:45-11:30 Tine Meganck, The Network as a Trading Zone: Art, Antiquity and Ethnography in the Network of Abraham Ortelius

 11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:45 Huib Zuidervaart, From ‘Oorijzermaecker’ (Producer of Head Ornaments) to Mathematical Instrument Maker. The Case of the Sneewin(t)s Family in Leiden, Utrecht and Delft

 12:45-13:45 Lunch break

 13:45-14:30 Els Stronks, Linguistic Treatises as Inquisitive Objects

 14:30-15:15 Sietske Fransen, Visual Tools in Medical Education in Seventeenth-Century England and the Netherlands

15:15-15:45 Tea break

15:45-16:30 Roundtable

16:30-17:00 Concluding remarks and publication plans