Material Knowledge: Science and the Hand Press

November 2, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Troy Moore Library, Room 2343, 25 Park Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

9am: Welcome

9.30am -11am

  • Hannah Marcus, Harvard University, “Expurgated Medical Books: The Materiality of Prohibited Knowledge”
  • Daniel Margocsy, Cambridge University, “Vesalius in America: Collecting De humani corporis fabrica in the modern age”

11am-11.30am: Coffee Break


  • Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University “Games in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Popular Numeracy and Printed Ephemera in Early Modern East Asia and Europe”
  • Richard Keatley, Georgia State University, “Technology of the Self: Montaigne, the Baths and the Printed Text”

1pm-2.30pm: Lunch break


  • Megan Piorko, Georgia State University, “Networks of Knowledge: Sharing Dr. Arthur Dee’s Alchemical Secrets”
  • Caroline Duroselle-Melish, Folger Library, “Making images of knowledge: the case of Aldrovandi’s natural history encyclopedia.”

Free and open to the public. Organized by Nick Wilding, Georgia State University This symposium is generously co-sponsored by the History Department at Georgia State University and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.

Posted: October 24, 2016