Drawing as an Epistemic Practice: The role and status of draughtsmen and engravers within the early Académie royale des sciences
During the last few decades, our understanding of both social and epistemic aspects of early modern scientific illustration has considerably developed. It is nowadays commonly acknowledged that early modern pictures played an active role in the development of modern science. However, while most studies have hitherto focused on the impact of pictures on scientific works, I intend to investigate the way pictures were actually made, hoping that the close analysis of this process might shed new light on the epistemic values promoted during the early modern period. In this talk, I will focus on the changing relationship between draughstmen and scholars within the early French Royal Academy of Sciences, and I will attempt to show that the recognition of draughtsmen’s abilities was paired with the development of new epistemic values in natural history.
התכנסות לקפה וכיבוד קל בשעה 17:45, ליד חדר 449
יו"ר: שאול קציר
(סמינר מחלקתי מכון כהן 2021/22)*