Séminaire "Modernités britanniques": Francis Bacon's History of Winds and Renaissance Natural History_02/04/2019

Le 2 avril 2019

18h-19h45
Salle D2 034. ENS de Lyon, campus Descartes (15 parvis René Descartes, Lyon 69007). 

"Francis Bacon's History of Winds and Renaissance Natural History."

Professor Craig Martin specializes in the Italian Renaissance and Early Modern history of science. He teaches the history of science, the scientific revolution and Renaissance Natural Philosophy at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. He is the recipient of several prestigious honors and several fellowships, among them a Huntington Library Long-Term Fellowship in 2008-2009, a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome in 2011-2012 and a Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship in 2014-2015. He is the author of Renaissance Meteorology: Pomponazzi to Descartes (2011) in which he explains scientific theories about the weather during the Renaissance, including topics such as the causes of natural disasters and the use of alchemy to understand the weather; in his second book, Subverting Aristotle: Philosophy, History, and Religion in Early Modern Science (2014), he discusses how scholars used history to determine whether Aristotle's philosophy could be reconciled with Christianity.
 

  • Martin, Craig (2014), Subverting Aristotle: Religion, History, and Philosophy in Early Modern Science, Baltimora, Johns Hopkins University Press (ISBN 9781421413167) 
  • Martin, Craig (2011), Renaissance Meteorology: Pomponazzi to Descartes, Baltimora, Johns Hopkins University Press (ISBN 9781421401874)


La conférence, en anglais, sera suivie d’une discussion ; les questions pourront être posées en anglais, français et italien.

Séance animée par Sophie Lemercier-Goddard (ENS de Lyon)


Contact:

sophie.chiari_lasserre@uca.fr
sophie.lemercier-goddard@ens-lyon.fr

Séminaire ouvert à tous dans la limite des places disponibles

Séance organisée avec le soutien du département LLCE de l’ENS de Lyon, de l'IHRIM (UMR CNRS 5317) et du Labex COMOD.

Organisé dans le cadre de l'Aire "Modernités britanniques"