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Communication and Commerce: Ferdinand Columbus' Catalogues and the Early Modern Economy of Knowledge

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  • Wed 27 Nov 2019 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-11-27 17:00 2019-11-27 19:00 Europe/Paris Communication and Commerce: Ferdinand Columbus' Catalogues and the Early Modern Economy of Knowledge

In the framework of the HEC Department Colloquium

Hernando Colón (1488-1539), son of the famous explorer, harnessed the fledging financial, commercial and communication networks of his age in order to build his universal library, an all-encompassing collection which intended to gather all the books, in all languages, and disciplines . This lecture will use some of Hernando’s catalogues as case studies for the intersection between the strategies used for the codification, recording, classification and exchange of knowledge, on the one hand, and financial-mercantile methods employed by an increasingly global world market, on the other. My talk will thus take my last project—a book on Hernando Colón’s library, co-authored with Edward Wilson-Lee—as a starting point to discuss my current research in progress, which intends to examine both traditional and new strategies of communication in the early modern world—e.g. the so-called paper revolution, the impact of print, the development of an international news market, and in general the codification and transmission of information and knowledge throughout transnational networks

Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle

In the framework of the HEC Department Colloquium

Hernando Colón (1488-1539), son of the famous explorer, harnessed the fledging financial, commercial and communication networks of his age in order to build his universal library, an all-encompassing collection which intended to gather all the books, in all languages, and disciplines . This lecture will use some of Hernando’s catalogues as case studies for the intersection between the strategies used for the codification, recording, classification and exchange of knowledge, on the one hand, and financial-mercantile methods employed by an increasingly global world market, on the other. My talk will thus take my last project—a book on Hernando Colón’s library, co-authored with Edward Wilson-Lee—as a starting point to discuss my current research in progress, which intends to examine both traditional and new strategies of communication in the early modern world—e.g. the so-called paper revolution, the impact of print, the development of an international news market, and in general the codification and transmission of information and knowledge throughout transnational networks


Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Giorgio Riello

Speaker:
José Maria Perez Fernandez (University of Granada and Fernand Braudel Fellow)

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