Call for Papers: Scientiae Conference in Vancouver

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 3, 2011

From the conference website:

Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., 26-28 April 2012

Proposals due 30 September 2011 [extended to 18 October 2011]

Paper and panel proposals are invited for Scientiae: a new interdisciplinary conference on early-modern science, to be held in Vancouver, B.C. (under the auspices of Simon Fraser University), April 26th-28th, 2012. The working assumption of the conference is that interdisciplinarity is not only an option, but a necessity, for the study of early-modern culture in its knowledge of the natural world. That is because period science is itself an interdisciplinary function, emerging from Biblical exegesis, advanced design, and literary humanitas; as well as from natural philosophy, alchemy, craft traditions, etc. By the same token, emergent science lends unique coherence to the gathered diversity of early-modern or Renaissance scholarship, when it is taken as an intellectual focal point. Scientiae offers a forum for scholars of the period’s art and literature, as well as its intellectual history, to illuminate aspects of early-modern science in the latter’s proper strangeness. Topics and questions may include, but are by no means limited to: (more…)