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Program and Booklet

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The Epistemic Functions of Vision in Science
Bergamo - October 2018, 10th - 12th
www.unibg.it/efvs2018


Giulia Giannini and Matteo Valleriani
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Bergamo
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin


Program

October 2018, 10th
University of Bergamo - Pignolo - Room 10


09.30-09.40


Inaugural speech of the Rector of the University of Bergamo

09.40-10.00

Introduction - Giulia Giannini and Matteo Valleriani

10.00-10.45

The Mediatory Role of Images
JŘrgen Renn - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany

10.45-11.15

Coffee break

Transmission - Chair: Alfredo Paternoster - University of Bergamo, Italy

11.15-12.15

Vision on Vision: Early Modern Scientific Images on Cosmology Explored by Means of Second Order Images
Matteo Valleriani - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - Technische Universitńt Berlin, Germany
Florian Krńutli - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany

12.15-13.00

The Illustrated Printed Page as a Tool for Thinking and Transmitting Knowledge. The Case of Renaissance Astronomical Books
Isabelle Pantin - ╔cole Normale SupÚrieure de Paris, France

13.00-14.30

Lunch

14.30-15.15

Artistic 'Libido' and Scientific Truth in 16th Century Woodcut Illustrations
Magdalena Bushart - Technische Universitńt Berlin, Germany

15.15-15.45

Coffee break

15.45-16.30

Capturing, Modeling, Overviewing and Making Credible: The Functions of Visual at the Accademia del Cimento
Giulia Giannini - University of Bergamo, Italy

19.00

Dinner

October 2018, 11th
University of Bergamo - Pignolo - Room 10


Transmission - Chair: Franco Giudice - University of Bergamo, Italy

9.30-10.15

Visual Culture of University Knowledge: The Lecture Notebooks from Louvain and Douai (17th-18th centuries)
Gwendoline de Műelenaere - University of Louvain, Belgium

10.15-11.00

Transporting Asian and Australasian Nature to Europe: Photographs from the Voyage of HMS. Challenger 1872-76
Stephanie Hood - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

Transformation - Chair: Franco Giudice - University of Bergamo, Italy

11.30-12.15

No pueden la pintura de mi pluma y palabras dar tan particular razˇn [...] sin el pincel o debujo, y aun con esto serÝan menester los colores. Images and Artifacts in the Invention of the Americas
Elena Paulino Montero - UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educaciˇn a Distancia), Spain

12.15-13.00

Marcello Malpighi and His Observations of the Chick in the Egg
Sietske Fransen - University of Cambridge, Great Britain

13.00-14.30

Lunch

14.30-15.15

The Transformations of Physico-Mathematical Visual Thinking: From Descartes to Quantum Physics
Enrico Giannetto - University of Bergamo, Italy

15.15-16.00

Ethnosciences and the Representations of Space in the Time of Climate Change
Elena Bougleux - University of Bergamo, Italy

17.30-18.30

Walking tour of the Upper Town of Bergamo (with English-speaking guide)

October 2018, 12th
University of Bergamo - Pignolo - Room 10


Exploration - Chair: Elio Nenci - University of Milan, Italy

9.30-10.15

Theorizing Technology: Theōria, Diagram, and Artifact in Hero of Alexandria
Courtney Roby - Cornell University, USA

10.15-11.00

Visualising Biodata in the Laboratory. Image-makers, Practices and Reinvention in Magnetic Resonance Technology
Silvia Casini - The University of Aberdeen, Scotland

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-12.15

Representing Experience in the Early Royal Society. The Case of Robert Hooke?s Micrographia (1665)
Salvatore Ricciardo - University of Bergamo, Italy

12.15-13.00

Arguing from Appearance: The Numerical Reconstruction of Galactic Tails and Bridges
Matthias Schemmel - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany

13.00-14.30

Lunch

15.00-16.30

Visit to the Pinacoteca 'Accademia Carrara'