“After Trail: Galileo in a Changing World”
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Paula Findlen, the Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History and Chair of the History Department at Stanford University, is an award-winning historian who has spent the past few years developing a collaborative, NEH-funded digital humanities project, “Mapping the Republic of Letters,” to analyze and present networks of knowledge and information in early modern Europe, its overseas colonies, and its global mercantile and religious communities. Findlen’s research focuses on science and culture in the age of Galileo, the history of museums, collecting and material culture, and gender and knowledge. A recipient of numerous awards, including Guggenheim, Getty, NEH, and ACLS fellowships, Findlen’s publications include the prize-winning Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (1994) and, most recently, Early Modern Things: Objects and Their Histories, 1500-1800 (2013).
Date: October 12, 2016
Location: Gasson Hall, Room 100
Sponsor(s): Lowell Humanities Series