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Scientiae 2013

University of Warwick (UK), 18th-20th April 2013

The conference programme is now available for download here.

The second annual Scientiae conference will take place on the 18-20th of April 2013 at Warwick University in the UK, building on the success of the first Scientiae conference in April 2012 (hosted at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver) which brought together over 100 scholars from across the globe to explore the interdisciplinary nature of early modern knowledge.

The premise of this conference is that the Scientific Revolution can be considered an interdisciplinary process involving Biblical exegesis, art theory, and literary humanism, as well as natural philosophy, alchemy, occult practices, and trade knowledge. As such, Scientiae will bring together scholars working in the diverse fields associated with early modern knowledge, all taking early-modern science as their common intellectual object. The conference will offer a forum both for the sharing of research and the sparking of new interdisciplinary investigations, and is open to scholars of all levels.

Our keynote speakers will be Sachiko Kusukawa (Tutor and Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science, Trinity College, Cambridge) and Stephen Clucas (Reader in Early-Modern Intellectual History at Birkbeck, University of London).

Other prominent speakers who have confirmed include: Constance Blackwell, Isabelle Charmantier, Penelope Gouk, Judy Hayden, Kevin Killeen, Stephen Pender, Claire Preston, Jennifer Rampling, Anna Marie Roos.

The 2013 conference will be held in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick, a campus university located in the heart of England on the Warwickshire border near the city of Coventry - only 20 minutes from Birmingham or an hour from London by train.

For further information please contact the convenor, David Beck (Warwick, History) at D dot C dot Beck at warwick dot ac dot uk


Humanities Research Centre Centre for the History of MedicineWarwick History DepartmentEMF

The Scientiae ad-hoc steering committee:

David Beck, Vittoria Feola, JD Fleming, Steve Matthews, Julio A. Pimenta Pattio, Renee Raphael, Patricia Ricci


Travel (from within the UK)

Travel (from overseas)

Coventry and Warwickshire Tourist Board

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Scientiae 2012 website