Diagrams in Science, Science in Diagrams, 1300–1700

Scientific meeting

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Begins on: Monday 14 June 2021.
Ends on: Friday 18 June 2021.
Related institutions: Biblioteca Hertziana
In modern scientific publications, readers will often encounter diagrams providing a visual account of some complex concept or theory. This visual tool, the diagram, has a long, yet ill-understood history in premodern science. While some fields of knowledge, e.g. geometry and astronomy, have used diagrams from its very start, other disciplines of medieval and early modern science (such as medicine and alchemy) adopted this tool of presentation and reasoning at a later stage. This conference seeks to address and compare the development and use of diagrams in all strands of premodern scientific knowledge between approx. 1300 and 1700.
Related keywords: scientific and symbolic images, scientific book