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Galileo in a changing world

Award-winning historian Paula Findlen, who is working on a project of Galileo’s correspondence, will present “After the Trial: Galileo in a Changing World” on Oct. 12 at 7  p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Findlen is developing a collaborative, NEH-funded digital humanities project, “Mapping the Republic of Letters,” to analyze and present networks of knowledge and information in early modern Europe, its overseas colonies, and its global mercantile and religious communities. Her research focuses on science and culture in the age of Galileo, the history of museums, collecting and material culture, and gender and knowledge. Findlen is the Ubaldo Pierotti professor of Italian history at Stanford University and her publications include Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy and Early Modern Things: Objects and Their Histories, 1500-1800. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.