In this two-day workshop, twelve scholars from Europe, North America, and the UK will explore the broad cultural context in which Ptolemy's Geography was edited, read, and commented upon in the Renaissance. Religion, astrology, education, antiquarianism, art, and architecture -- aspects which traditional interpretations of early modern geography usually neglect -- will be at the foreground of the discussion. The meeting aims beyond Ptolemy and points to new ways of thinking about the discipline and practice of geography in the early modern period.
Daniel Brownstein, Mario Carpo, Angelo Cattaneo, Lesley Cormack,
Francesca Fiorani, Darin Hayton, Alfred Hiatt, Alessandro Scafi, Margaret Small, George Tolias, and Benjamin Weiss.
The event is generously supported by the British Academy.
Organizers: Zur Shalev (Princeton University), Prof. Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute)
Elizabeth Witchell, Warburg Institute
London WC1H OAB
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