Kick-off (livestream): Visualizing the Unknown. Scientific Observation, Representation and Communication in 17th-century Science and Society
- Online event via Zoom
- Date: Oct 1, 2021
- Time: 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
How did they convince their peers and the larger public of new scientific facts? By using original microscopes, specimens and drawings, the research project ‘Visualizing the Unknown’ will shed new light on this process, which still is relevant in scientific communication today. During our launch-event, some preliminary images of the project will be shown.
This event takes place on Zoom, please register HERE.
14:30 Word of welcome, Amito Haarhuis, director of Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
14:40 The making of the project: backgrounds, challenges and techniques, Sietske Fransen and Tiemen Cocquyt
15:10 From observation to publication: the role of images in science, Eric Jorink
15:30 Escaped from the MicroLab: some teasers and trailers, Wim van Egmond
15:40 Visualizing the Unknown and the Republic of Letters, Dirk van Miert, director Huygens Institute (KNAW)
16:00 Questions, concluding remarks
The research project is a collaboration between the Huygens Institute (KNAW), Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History, and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave. Additional partners are the Royal Society of London and the Rijksmuseum. This project is funded by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO).
Scientific Organization: Sietske Fransen