Science, Knowledge, and the Atlantic World

April 23, 2015, University of California, Berkeley, 470 Stephens Hall

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

The rediscovery and colonization of the Americas radically changed the ways we understand the natural world. European mariners charted unexplored continents, colonial administrators learned about valuable flora from indigenous peoples, and new objects flowed both ways across the Atlantic. This context of exploration, domination, and exchange framed – and perhaps caused – the scientific revolution.

Join us for a series of short, public presentations about the history of science and the movement of knowledge in this revolutionary, historical world.

“A Philippines of the Atlantic: Repositioning the Archipelago through Plants” Kathleen Gutierrez

“‘A Este Sol Peregrino’: Musical and Astronomical Syncretism in Colonial Peru” Max Schmeder

“Mapping Without the State : Vernacular Land Surveying in Transitional Quebec and Louisiana, 1760-1820″ Julia Lewandoski

“The Alchemy of Scientific Authority: Re-presenting African Healing Practices and Creole Empiricism in David Cohen Nassy’s Philadelphia Clinic, 1793″ Todd Whelan

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.

Posted: April 17, 2015