Circulating Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Networks, Knowledge, and Forms
Keynote speakers: Mark Greengrass, Margaret Ezell, and Richard Serjeantson
Presented in conjunction with the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society at the Royal Society, 6-9, Carlton House Terrace, London. 8-10 July, 2010
The seventeenth century in Europe was an age of turmoil. As wars, revolutions, and exploration redrew the boundaries of the physical world, a tumult of new ideas shifted the boundaries of the intellectual world. In poetry and in polemics, men and women involved in philosophy, theology, politics, and science created a dynamic knowledge economy.