Material Knowledge: Science and the Hand Press (RBS-Mellon Symposium)

Date: 2 November 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Troy Moore Library, Room 2343, Georgia State University
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and the Georgia State University Department of History

Material Knowledge: Science and the Hand Press

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Troy Moore Library, Room 2343, 25 Park Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30303


9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:30–11:00 a.m.

Hanna Marcus, Harvard University, “Expurgated Medical Books: The Materiality of Prohibited Knowledge”

Daniel Margocsy, Cambridge University, “Vesalius in America: Collecting De humani corporis fabrica in the modern age”

11:00–11:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University “Games in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Popular Numeracy and Printed Ephemera in Early Modern East Asia and Europe”

Richard Keatley, Georgia State University, “Technology of the Self: Montaigne, the Baths and the Printed Text”

1:00–2:30 p.m. Lunch break

2:30–4:00 p.m.

Megan Piorko, Georgia State University, “Networks of Knowledge: Sharing Dr. Arthur Dee’s Alchemical Secrets”

Caroline Duroselle-Melish, Folger Library, “Making images of knowledge: the case of Aldrovandi’s natural history encyclopedia.”

Free and open to the public. Organized by Nick Wilding, Georgia State University.

This symposium is generously co-sponsored by the History Department at Georgia State University and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.