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Easter Term at the Whipple Museum: Programme

posted 25 Apr 2016, 09:19 by Cambridge EMS   [ updated 25 Apr 2016, 09:24 ]
We are delighted to announce the Easter term programme of the early modern French seminar. 

We will be heading again to the Whipple Museum at the department of history and philosophy of science This time, celestial globes and armillary spheres will take us into argument uses of Copernicanism in Belleforest and Montaigne; optical tricks will help us make sense of an anamorphosis displayed to an audience of wondering satyrs in a print by Simon Vouet, and marginalia will disclose the observation practices of the early Académie des Sciences. 

The seminar will take place from 2 to 4pm in the seminar room of the Whipple Museum, where instruments and objects relating to the talk will also be on display. 

The termcard is attached below. More information on the programme and its speakers can be accessed here.

All warmly welcome! 

Late-medieval armillary sphere. 
Image © the Whipple Museum (Wh.0336)
Cambridge EMS,
25 Apr 2016, 09:19