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The Dresden Frauenkirche and “New” Baroque Thoughts

A few weeks ago I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Germany and spend time with two dear friends. My trip began in Munich and eventually ended up in Berlin. I spent an inordinate amount of time at museums, naturally, and I thought a lot about my...
From: Alberti's Window on 17 Sep 2017

Art and Science

Jacopo Ligozzi,1518,  fanciful glass vessels, ink and watercolor on paper. Antonio Neri's writing on glassmaking and alchemy was distinguished from that of many contemporary authors in that his work was all deeply rooted in hands-on experience. He...
From: Conciatore on 15 Sep 2017

Locke’s earliest use of the term ‘experimentall naturall philosophy’

Peter Anstey writes… It is well known that the leading English philosopher John Locke (1632–1704) had much exposure to the writings and practice of experimental philosophers within his ambit from the early 1660s. For example, Locke was involved...

Art and Science

Jacopo Ligozzi,1518,  fanciful glass vessels, ink and watercolor on paper. Antonio Neri's writing on glassmaking and alchemy was distinguished from that of many contemporary authors in that his work was all deeply rooted in hands-on experience. He...
From: Conciatore on 11 Aug 2017

First, best, greatest? Women and the philosophical canon

Margaret Cavendish was the first science fiction writer. Mary Wollstonecraft was the first feminist. And, according to this post that popped up on my twitterfeed this morning, Teresa of Ávila was the first to…well, it’s not actually...
From: A Wretched Scrowl on 15 May 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Borderlines XXI: Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern World

This conference will be held in University College Cork, 14-16 April 2017. Proposals for both papers and panels are welcomed from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of both Medieval and Early Modern studies. Keynote Speaker: Prof...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 14 Apr 2017

What We Do at the Ends of Things

Image: Nicolo di Pietro, The Saint Augustine Taken to School by Saint Monica, c.1413-15. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.By Michael D. Barbezat (The University of Western Australia) I, like a lot of people, have been thinking lately a great deal about...
From: Histories of Emotion on 31 Mar 2017

Sixteenth -century lesbian philosophy? Lucrezia Marinella and desire between women

Venice, 1600: a book called The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men is published. It’s by Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653), the educated daughter of a physician. She’s written before – her first work was published...
From: A Wretched Scrowl on 30 Mar 2017

Anne Arbuthnot, Philosopher

The problem with trying to introduce people to Anne Arbuthnot as a philosopher is that the most obvious route of introduction is through her aunt, Catharine Trotter Cockburn (1674/9-1749), and most people haven’t heard of her either. Cockburn, however,...
From: A Wretched Scrowl on 20 Mar 2017

Call for Submissions: The Femme Philosophe in Early Modern Art

Women were incorporated into the history of philosophy only in 1981 when Mary Ellen Waithe published her groundbreaking A History of Women Philosophers.  At the time she identified approximately sixteen female philosophers from the classical era,...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 23 Feb 2017

Romance and Valentine’s Day: An Interview with Dr Danijela Kambaskovic-Schwartz

  Figure 1: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Paolo and Francesca da Rimini, 1855. Courtesy of Tate Creative Commons.What are you passionate about? I am passionate about many things, but I am most passionate about my husband and my family, the deep love and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 13 Feb 2017

The Experimental-Speculative debate in early modern Spain 3

Juan Gomez writes… It has been a while since my previous post, so I will begin by recapping my series on early modern Spain up to the point where we left off. This series focuses on an interesting debate between [...]

Emotions Come Up Trump

  ‘Donald Trump Billboard’ April 21, 2006. Photo by Thomas Hawk.While many are reeling at the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, it is important to pause and consider how this happened. How did a real estate tycoon, made famous...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Scientiae 2017 - Extended Deadline

Proposals are invited for the sixth annual Scientiae conference on disciplines of knowing in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800), which will take place at the University of Padua, 19-22 April 2017. Our Keynote Speakers will be Paula Findlen (Stanford),...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 6 Jan 2017

Oliver Wendell Holmes to E. D. Cope

Oliver Wendell Holmes thanks E. D. Cope for sending a copy of his “Outline of the Philosophy of Evolution,” though he confesses he cannot find the time to read it. This letter and many others are in the collection of Edward Drinker Cope Papers,...
From: Darin Hayton on 22 Dec 2016

Angers past or anger’s past?

Thomas Dixon is Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. His new research – part of the Living With Feeling project – explores the history, philosophy, and experience of anger.  ...
From: Histories of Emotion on 8 Dec 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Authority Revisited: Towards Thomas More and Erasmus in 1516

Lectio International Conference 30th November - 3rd December 2016, University of Leuven, Belgium In the year 1516, two crucial texts for the cultural history of the West saw the light: Thomas More’s Utopia and Desiderius Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum....
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 Nov 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage

27 – 30 July 2017 University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland http://esra2017.eu  Seminars announcement http://esra2017.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ESRA_-_SEMINARS.pdf  This conference will convene Shakespeare...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 23 Nov 2016

Maupertuis and Experimental Philosophy

A guest post by Marco Storni. Marco Storni writes … Was Maupertuis an experimental philosopher? In a recent post on this blog, Peter Anstey pointed out the many ambiguities one encounters when one raises such a question. The perplexity concerns...

Bordering on the Frivolous? The Right to Bear Arms Yesterday and Today

By Eliga H. Gould As I read the stimulating essays in this forum by Robert Churchill, Andrew Fagal, and Noah Shusterman, my thoughts kept turning to the late Antonin Scalia’s opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the landmark case...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Oct 2016

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