Annonce publiée le : mardi 6 mars 2012
INVENTION, PHILOSOPHY, AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
This symposium will look the history of invention, technology and philosophy in the early modern era, the ways in which material life changed in the period. It will consider how the period constituted the relationships between science, philosophy and craft, or between trade and society. Topics might include :
Public works and the provision of society - drainage, water, sewers, food, mining, weapons, surgical instruments, trade and trade-guilds ; the regulation of the city ; is ’capitalism’ a helpful category for thinking the early modern era ? ; what was the relationship between science and society ? ; the early modern ’expert’ ; innovation and tradition ; literature and invention ; automata and the early modern machine.
Symposium - May 23rd CREMS - University of York.
Speakers include : Claire Preston (Birmingham), Ayesha Mukherjee (Exeter)
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This symposium is part of the entirely digressive Thomas Browne Seminar, whose designs for bullets made no impact whatsoever on the course of the civil war. http://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-... http://www.york.ac.uk/crems/