CMRS Lecture: Pamela Smith (Columbia University) - "Making and Knowing in Sixteenth-Century Europe"

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March 5, 2021
4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Zoom (registration info below)

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-05 16:00:00 2021-03-05 17:30:00 CMRS Lecture: Pamela Smith (Columbia University) - "Making and Knowing in Sixteenth-Century Europe" **This event, as with all the lectures in our annual series, is free and open to the public! Registration is requested for Zoom meeting room access: click here for the form.** Abstract: An anonymous late sixteenth-century French technical manuscript, Ms. Fr. 640 (now held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France), has been the subject of research by the Making and Knowing Project since 2014. This intriguing manuscript provides important insights into the material, technical, and intellectual world of late sixteenth-century Europe, and sheds light on how and why nature was investigated, used in art, and collected and appreciated in early modern Europe. The laboratory reconstruction by the Making and Knowing Project of the technical and artistic “recipes” contained in Ms. Fr. 640 provides further knowledge about the manuscript, as well as of materials and processes, but it also raises a host of questions. Bio: Pamela H. Smith, professor, specializes in early modern European history and the history of science. Her current research focuses on attitudes to nature in early modern Europe and the Scientific Revolution, with particular attention to craft knowledge and historical techniques.  She is founding director of The Making and Knowing Project, founding director of The Center for Science and Society, and chair of Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience. Captioning will be provided for this event. If you require other accommodation to participate, please contact cmrs@osu.edu. Requests made by about 10 days before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. **Funding provided by the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme** Zoom (registration info below) Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies cmrs@osu.edu America/New_York public
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**This event, as with all the lectures in our annual series, is free and open to the public! Registration is requested for Zoom meeting room access: click here for the form.**


Abstract: An anonymous late sixteenth-century French technical manuscript, Ms. Fr. 640 (now held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France), has been the subject of research by the Making and Knowing Project since 2014. This intriguing manuscript provides important insights into the material, technical, and intellectual world of late sixteenth-century Europe, and sheds light on how and why nature was investigated, used in art, and collected and appreciated in early modern Europe. The laboratory reconstruction by the Making and Knowing Project of the technical and artistic “recipes” contained in Ms. Fr. 640 provides further knowledge about the manuscript, as well as of materials and processes, but it also raises a host of questions.

Bio: Pamela H. Smith, professor, specializes in early modern European history and the history of science. Her current research focuses on attitudes to nature in early modern Europe and the Scientific Revolution, with particular attention to craft knowledge and historical techniques.  She is founding director of The Making and Knowing Project, founding director of The Center for Science and Society, and chair of Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience.


Captioning will be provided for this event. If you require other accommodation to participate, please contact cmrs@osu.edu. Requests made by about 10 days before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

**Funding provided by the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme**