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Friday, March 06, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)

▶︎ CANCELED: Seminar on History and Philosophy of Science

This seminar has been canceled.
Paula Findlen, Professor of Early Modern Europe and History of Science, Stanford University,

Title: Portrait of the Artist as Scientist: Agostino Scilla among the Galileans

Abstract: At some point after the publication of an important book on the fossil record of Sicily and Malta, Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense (1670-71), the Messinese artist Agostino Scilla (1629-1700) painted a self-portrait. This talk explores Scilla's relationship to the world of the seventeenth-century Galileans between Messina and Rome, and his understanding of how to approach science as an artist in the late seventeenth century.

For more information, please contact Fran Tise by phone at 626-395-3609 or by email at ftise@hss.caltech.edu.