CFP: [Renaissance] Science and Technology, 1500-1800 (11/16/07; 3/14/08)
Call for Papers
"Science and Technology, 1500-1800"
March 14, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Early Modern Center (EMC), in collaboration with the Transcriptions
Project, at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites paper
proposals for "Science and Technology, 1500-1800," an interdisciplinary
conference that will take place at UCSB on Friday, March 14, 2008. This
one-day conference will be a forum to explore the interrelated fields of
science and technology in the early modern period. We conceive of science
and technology as a broad range of social and cultural practices,
cultural and historical formations, and epistemological perspectives. How
and why were systems of knowledge created and proliferated? What
particular scientific developments participated in the exploration of the
body, the mind, time, and space? How were individuals, communities, and
nations impacted by new systems of knowledge, particular objects or
hardware, or advanced procedures to accomplish tasks?
We invite proposals from across the disciplines that use a variety of
thematic and methodological approaches. Papers ranging from specific case
studies to broad explorations within the fields of science and technology
are welcome. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to,
discussions of horticulture, botany, engineering, automata, stage
machinery, navigation, cartography, anatomy, medicine, alchemy, the
occult, taxonomy, archiving, printing, and information science. Since
both the Early Modern Center and the Transcriptions Project undertake
initiatives that bridge the study of digital media and the humanities, we
are also interested in proposals that apply the perspectives of new media
study to the cultural formations of the early modern period.
The program will consist of nine panelists representing a variety of
disciplines, as well as talks by three keynote speakers (TBA).
Abstracts (300 words or less) for 15-minute minute papers should be sent
to EMCConference_at_gmail.com by Friday, November 16, 2007. We hope to
notify participants by December 1, 2007.
Please visit our website at http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/conferences/2007-
2008/Science&Technology1500-1800/ to learn more about the conference, the
Early Modern Center, and the Transcriptions Project at UCSB.
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