Describing and Visualizing the Underworld: Athanasius Kircher’s Mundus Subterraneous and its Context
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- Datum: 09.09.2020
- Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 13:00
- Vortragende: Monica Azzolini
- Gastgeber: Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
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By looking at a number of less-known authors that wrote before or during Athanasius Kircher’s lifetime, this seminar aims to highlight how seeing, observing, describing, and drawing what could not be easily seen posed special challenges to natural naturalists at a time when, it is argued, observation, experience and its visual rendering acquired new prominence in the investigation of nature. The seminar will move through a series of sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century descriptions and images to illustrate and explore this theme.
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Monica Azzolini teaches the history of science at the University of Bologna. She is the author of The Duke and the Stars: Astrology and Politics in Renaissance Milan. She is currently working on two projects: one on 'disaster saints', and another on the 'invisible' Earth, ca. 1550-1750.
Scientific organization: Sietske Fransen