The Authors of the Early Modern Commentaries on De sphaera

Scientific meeting

External link
Begins on: Tuesday 13 February 2018.
Ends on: Thursday 15 February 2018.
Location: Berlin
Related institutions: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
The workshop focuses on the period of production of commentaries on The Sphere of Sacrobosco from 1472, the year of the first printed publication, to 1650, by which time the relevance of the treatise as a textbook had clearly declined. The aim of the workshop is to determine what kind of intellectuals the authors of The Sphere were, their educational and social backgrounds, how their careers developed after the publication of their commentaries, the institutions and patrons they were affiliated with, what their agenda was, and whether and how they actually accomplished it.
Related keywords: actors of the book trade, book history, early modern studies, history of education, history of science, publisher, relations between readers and/or books producers, scientific book