Past Events


Monday,        October 21

Butchers, Cannibals, and Meat-Eating in Seventeenth-Century Rome

Brad Bouley, History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Friday,                May 17

Symposium: “Innovation, Communication and Empire: Knowledge And Technology In The Early Modern Spanish World”

Daniela Bleichmar (University of Southern California), Renée Raphael (University of California, Irvine), Andrés Resendez (UC Davis), and John Lopez (UC Davis)

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Wednesday,        May 8

Work in Progress: “Earth Trembled: Climate Change in Paradise Lost”

Tobias Menely English, UC Davis

Monday,          April 8

The Body in Question: Science and Vitalist Reform in the Spanish Enlightenment

Nicolás Fernández Medina, Spanish and Philosophy, Penn State University

Wednesday, February 27

Work in Progress: “What Was the Orient of Early Modern Scholars?”

Daniel Stolzenberg, History, UC Davis

Thursday,      January 31

The Kunstkammer at War: Johann Daniel Major (1634-1693) Recruits the Collection for Experiment

Vera Keller, History, University of Oregon 


Wednesday,  November 7

Seasoning Sickness and the Imaginative Geography of the British Empire

Suman Seth, Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University

Wednesday, October 17

Work in Progress: “Technoscience vs. Technonature: Tools, Implements and Ancient Science”

Colin Webster, Classics, UC Davis

Friday,    October 5

Tulips and Turbans in Renaissance Art and Natural History

Vin Nardizzi, English, University of British Columbia

Friday,          April 27

Symposium: “Distillation and Alchemy: Science, Society and Sentiment”

William Eamon (New Mexico State), Bruce Moran (University of Nevada, Reno), John Rundin (UC Davis), John Slater (UC Davis), and Tiffany Werth (UC Davis)

Wednesday,          May 16

Work in Progress: “Science in the Service of Gnosis: Ibrahim Haqqi of Erzurum (d. 1780) and his Book of Gnosis”

Baki Tezcan, History, UC Davis

Monday,          February 26

Work in Progress: “Reducing Justice to Nothing”

Mario Biagioli, Science & Technology Studies and Law, UC Davis

Tuesday,          April 3

Collecting Human Monsters in Early Modern Courts

Guido Guerzoni, Bocconi University and M9 Museum of the Twentieth Century

Monday,          January 22

In Agony: The Body in Renaissance Medicine

Cynthia Klestinec, English, Miami University


Wednesday, December 6

A History of Book Forgery

Nick Wilding, History, Georgia State University

Friday,          October 27

Work in Progress: “Birth by Hammer”

Anna Uhlig, Classics, UC Davis