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Featuring twelve leading experts in the literary, philosophical, and scientific culture of seventeenth-century England, this conference focuses on the works and worlds of Sir Thomas Browne, the physician, essayist, and naturalist who was one of the era’s most eloquent and idiosyncratic interpreters of the book of nature.

Truth and Error in Early Modern Science: Thomas Browne and His World The Huntington

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Featuring twelve leading experts in the literary, philosophical, and scientific culture of seventeenth-century England, this conference focuses on the works and worlds of Sir Thomas Browne, the physician, essayist, and naturalist who was one of the era’s most eloquent and idiosyncratic interpreters of the book of nature.

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the “Truth and Error in Early Modern Science: Thomas Browne and His World" conference, held at the Huntington on January 22–23, 2016. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.

    • 4 min
    Opening Remarks by Jessica Wolfe

    Opening Remarks by Jessica Wolfe

    Jessica Wolfe delivers the opening remarks to the “Truth and Error in Early Modern Science: Thomas Browne and His World" conference, held at the Huntington on January 22–23, 2016. Wolfe is Director of Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina.

    • 4 min
    Reading Mines and Mining Texts: Reading and Observational Practice in the Writings of Edward and Thomas Browne and the Early Royal Society

    Reading Mines and Mining Texts: Reading and Observational Practice in the Writings of Edward and Thomas Browne and the Early Royal Society

    Renee Raphael discusses, “Reading Mines and Mining Texts: Reading and Observational Practice in the Writings of Edward and Thomas Browne and the Early Royal Society”. Raphael is Assistant Professor, History School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. This lecture was part of the session titled, “Brown and the Royal Society”.

    • 4 min
    Their Manner of Discourse? Scribal Culture, Civility, and the Early Royal Society

    Their Manner of Discourse? Scribal Culture, Civility, and the Early Royal Society

    Rhodri Lewis discusses, “Their Manner of Discourse? Scribal Culture, Civility, and the Early Royal Society”. Lewis is Professor of English Literature; Tutorial Fellow at St Hugh's College, Oxford. This lecture was part of the session titled, “Brown and the Royal Society”.

    • 31 min
    Unreal Characters: Technology and Orality in the Seventeenth Century

    Unreal Characters: Technology and Orality in the Seventeenth Century

    J.D. Fleming discusses, “Unreal Characters: Technology and Orality in the Seventeenth Century”. Fleming is Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University. This lecture was part of the session titled, “Language and ‘Characters’”.

    • 52 min
    The Punctual Relations of 'Musaeum Clausum'

    The Punctual Relations of 'Musaeum Clausum'

    Claire Preston discusses, “The Punctual Relations of 'Musaeum Clausum'”. Preston is Professor of Renaissance Literature in the Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London. This lecture was part of the session titled, “Language and ‘Characters’”.

    • 40 min

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