The first meeting of the spring semester will take place Tuesday, February 14, at 7 p.m. at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street), Room 208. Refreshments and pizza will be served.
At this meeting, the group will discuss a chapter from Timon Screech’s 2002 publication The Lens Within the Heart: the Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan, focusing in particular on the author’s discussion of the scientific microscope in eighteenth-century Japan (pages 194-211). The text is now accessible through the Google Drive (if you do not have access, please let Ethan Perets know).
March 14, 7 p.m., talk from Dr. Caroline Fowler, Postdoctoral Associate in the History of Art
April 11, 7 p.m., discussion TBA
May 2, 7 p.m., talk from Dr. Chitra Ramalingam, Lecturer in History of Science