Knowledge Notes

Stephanie Leitsch is teaching the 44th International Wolfenbüttel Summer Course, entitled “Early Modern Visual Data: Organizing Knowledge in Printed Books.”

As prints taught viewers how to observe and thus arguably democratized knowledge derived from first-hand experience, this seminar considers printed images as critical visual technology that built knowledge acquisition. . . .

The course is for masters and doctoral students. Application deadline: March 15, 2020. Further details.

Related blog post: “Visual Epistemology and a Short History of the Monstrous Races.

The Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) will be opened in March 2020 at the Department of History, Lund University. Johan Östling will be its director and Anna Nilsson Hammar and David Larsson Heidenblad will serve as deputy directors. . . .

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Related blog posts: “Circulation of Knowledge” and “From Cultural History to the History of Knowledge.”

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