20 January: Why Encounters Matter?
Session 1 (9:15-11:00): Introductory Session
- Raj, Kapil. 2016. "Go-Betweens, travelers, and cultural translators. " in B. Lightman (ed.), A companion to the history of science, London: Blackwell, 39-57.
- Michael T. Bravo, « Ethnographic Navigation and the Geographical Gift », in David N. Livingstone et Charles W. J. Withers (dir.), Geography and Enlightenment, Chicago, London, The University of Chicago Press, 1999, pp. 199-235.
- Sujit Sivasundaram, 'Sciences and the Global: On Methods, Questions, and Theory', Isis, 101, no. 1 (2010), pp. 146-58.
Session 2 (11:15-13:00): Encountering Mathematics, Mathematizing Nature
- Geoffrey Gorham and Benjamin Hill (eds.), The language of nature. Reassessing the mathematization of natural philosophy (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2015)
- Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “How to Rule the World: Occult-Scientific Manuals of the Early Modern Persian Cosmopolis,” Journal of Persianate Studies, 11/2 (2018): 140-54.
- Yulia Frumer, Making Time. Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan (Chicago, 2018), introduction.
Session 3 (14:00-16:00): Encountering Missionary Knowledge in the Phillipines
Research lectures by Mark Dizon (EUI researcher), “Information Gathering and Map Making in a Philippine Frontier” and Ryan Crewe (Fernand Braudel Fellow), “Monsoonal Missions: Encountering and Interpreting Asia in Manila, 1570-1700”
24 January: Ethnography, translation, travels
Session 1 (9:15-11:00): Comparative and Mobile Philology
- Rajeev Kinra, “Cultures of Comparative Philology in the Early Modern Indo-Persian World,” Philological Encounters 1/1 (Jan. 2016):225-287.
- Lorraine Daston and Glenn Most, “Histories of Science, Histories of Philology”, Isis, Vol. 106, No. 2 (June 2015): 378-390.
- Stéphane Van Damme, “Mobile Philology and the Invisible Library,” in John Tresh et Pasquale Guiglardi eds, Bibliotechnica. Humanist Practices in the digital ages, Venice, Cini Fondation, 2018, p. 118-132.
Session 2 (11:15-13:00): Printing the World, Language and translation
Research lecture by Fabien Simon (Paris-Diderot University): “Printing the World in Paris: typographical circulations around the ‘Oriental workshop’ of the Imprimerie nationale, 17th-19th centuries”
Sessions 3&4 (14:15-18:00) : Florence Museum of Anthropology Visit
- Neil Safier, “Masked observers and mask collectors. Entangled visions from the eighteenth-century Amazon,” Colonial Latin American Review, 26-1, 2017, p. 104-130.
- Chris Mankowski," Sanskrit Scientific Libraries and Their Uses," in Bretelle-Establet, ed., Looking at It from Asia: The Processes that Shaped the Sources in the History of Science (Springer, 2010), 81-115.
27 January: Materializing Encounters: field works and artefacts
Session 1 (9:15-11:00): Global Antiquarianism, Archaeology, and History
- Alfredo Gonzales-Ruibal, “The Virtues of Oblivion: Africa and the Peoples without Antiquarianism,” in Rojas and Anderson eds, Antiquarianisms: Contact, Conflict, Comparisons, Oxbow, 2017, pp.31-48
- Stéphane Van Damme, “Enlightenment on Hudson River. Did Mohawks have a philosophy?,” in Catherine Koenig-Pralong and al. eds., The Territories of Modern Philosophy, Trunhout, Brepols, 2019.
- Partha Mitter, 'Eighteenth-Century Antiquarians and Erotic Gods', in Much Maligned Monsters, OUP, 2013.
Session 2 (11:15-13:00): Archaeologies of Archaeology
Research lecture by Meira Gold (Max Weber Fellow): "Science in the Field: Heroic Archaeology, Reliable Witnessing, and Invisible Labour in Egyptology."
Sessions 3 (14:15-16:00): Concluding Session: Cosmopolitanism or contributionism?
- Druv Raina, "Circulation and Cosmopolitanism in 18th Century Jaipur; The Workshop of Jyotishis Nujumi and Jesuit Astronomers"
- James Delbourgo, “The Knowing world: A new global history of science,” History of science (2019), p. 1-27