Monday, 28 December
154. Facts and Fictions in Early Modern Scientific Discourses
10:15–11:30 a.m., Adams, Loews
Program arranged by the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature
Presiding: Jonathan Clark, Concordia Coll., MN
1. “The ‘Science’ of Witchcraft,” Barbara Becker-Cantarino, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
2. “Johannes Kepler and Hieronymus Megiser: Scientific Discourse and the Literature of Discovery and Exploration,” Ludwig Deringer, RWTH Aachen Univ.
3. “Philipp Segesser and His Transcultural Experience in Eighteenth-Century Sonora and Pimeria Alta,” Albrecht Classen, Univ. of Arizona
Speaker's Annotation:Segesser's reports about eighteenth-century Sonora contained many new scientific perspectives and reflect exceedingly well on the basic schooling and research pursued by the Jesuits on a global level.
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