Verbal and Visual Regimes of Aesthetic Experience in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720
- Online event via Zoom
- Datum: 04.11.2020
- Uhrzeit: 15:00 - 17:00
- Vortragender: Alexander Wragge-Morley
- Ort: Online via zoom
- Gastgeber: Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
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In this talk, I will explore the strategies used by naturalists of the 17th-century - most notably the naturalist John Ray (1627-1705) - to represent the results of sensory inquiries into natural phenomena. Far from simply seeking to represent the world as they saw it, they exploited the lack of resemblance between sensory experience and its objects to pursue a surprising approach to scientific representation. Aware that they could not depict the world as it really was, they sought instead to communicate knowledge by giving readers powerful affective connections to the natural things around them.
Alexander Wragge-Morley is Lecturer in the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Lancaster, UK. Earlier this year, he published his first book, Aesthetic Science: Representing Nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720, with the University of Chicago Press.
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Scientific Organization: Sietske Fransen and Pamela Mackenzie
IMAGE: Papaver, De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, Leonhart Fuchs, woodcut: Albrecht Meyer, Heinrich Füllmaurer, Vitus Rudolph Speckle, Basel, 1542