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Digital-age Approaches to Early Modern Engraved, Etched, and Imprinted Episteme. Images, Objects, Materials and Methods (Copenhagen, 6-9 November 2019)

The international workshop interrogates how prints vitally contributed to the early modern construction of targets of heuristic inquiry. The event brings together diverse incised, etched and engraved images, objects and materials produced c. 1500-1700 to reframe a comparative history of the rise of the ‘epistemic imprint’ across cultural, religious, and geographic divides as superintendent technology for aestheticizing knowledge formation rendering imperceptible entities accessible to the senses, from the interdisciplinary perspective of international academic researchers and museum professionals trained in different fields and drawing on diverse methodological approaches.

The workshop is open to the public free of charge.

Pre-registration is required, please contact:
Ruth S. Noyes, Novo Nordisk Fonden Mads Øvlisen Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Museum of Denmark

Olivia Friis Uhrbrand, Workshop Assistant Coordinator, National Museum of Denmark

Wednesday 6 November - Restaurant Ofelia i Skuespilhuset, Royal Danish Playhouse (Sankt Annæ Pl. 36) *NOT the Royal Danish Theater*
17:30 Reception and dinner for speakers

Thursday 7 November - National Museum, Room U2 (Ny Vestergade 10)
Sessions chair: Hannah Wiepke
9:00-9:30 Arrival, registration and coffee
Michael Andersen, National Museum of Denmark

9:30-10:15 Alex Wragge-Morley
“Epistemic Images and Aesthetic Experience”

10:15-11:00 Tawrin Baker
“The Uses of Images of the Eye in Anatomy and Optics from Vesalius to Descartes”

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:15 Caroline Fowler
“Spectral Ships: Hercules Segers and Traces of Early Capital”

12:15-13:00 M.K. Foster
“Sharks in the Archives: Reimagining Fossils as Epistemic Artifacts”

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Restaurant Smør, National Museum (provided for speakers)

14:00-14:45 Jessie Wei-Hsuan Chen
“Filling in the gaps: Historical remaking as a methodology to research early modern botanical episteme”

14:45-15:30 Nick Wilding
“Skull, Moon, Flea: the afterlife of the image”

15:30-16:00 Coffee

16:00-16:45 Eileen Reeves
“Imprinting Instruments”

Friday 8 November - National Museum, Room U2 (Ny Vestergade 10)
Sessions chair: M.K. Foster
9:00-9:45 Julia Ellinghaus and Volker Remmert
“Imageries on Early Modern Scientific Instruments”

9:45-10:30 Daniel Margócsy and Mark Somos
“The Census Method: Uncovering Editions, Provenance, Annotations in the Case of Early Modern Books and Prints”

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:45 Stephanie Leitch and Britta-Juliane Kruse
“Visual Tools and Searchable Science in Early Modern Books”

11:45-12:30 Jolien Van den Bossche
“Digital resuscitation of the Officina Plantiniana’s woodblock collection: goals, approaches and new technologies”

Saturday 9 November – The Black Diamond at the Royal Danish Library, Holberg meeting room (Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1)
Sessions chair: Jessie Wei-Hsuan Chen
9:00-9:45 Arrival and viewing of items from Special Collections

9:45-10:30 Emma Perkins
“Tycho Brahe’s instrument illustrations: a new visual language of technology?”

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11-11:45 Shira Brisman
“Globes as Gifts in the Era of Print”

11:45-12:30 Hannah Wiepke
“The ‘Interactive’ and ‘Knowing’ Print”

12:30-13:30 Lunch, Royal Library (provided for speakers)

13:30-14:15 Stephanie Porras
“Forgetting how to see”

14:15-15:00 Meghan Doherty
“Tracking the Philosophical Transactions through the (Digital) Archive”

15:00-15:30 Coffee

15:30-16:15 Evelyn Lincoln
“The Theater that was Rome”

16:15-17:00 Ruth S. Noyes
Closing discussion

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