Research seminar: Early Modern

Making Knowledge in the Republic of Tools – the Mindscape of Early-Modern Journeyman Image-makers

Monday, 29 April 2013

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): Katrin Seyler (Andrew W Mellon Foundation / Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow - Mellon MA)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Professor Katie Scott (

This seminar, which is designed as a supplement to the Spring 2013 Friends Lecture Series: Visualising Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, will introduce the concept of the Republic of Tools. As a companion to the Republic of Letters, the Republic of Tools can be understood as a pan-European community of artisans which cohered by a specific kind of learning. The seminar will explore the nature of knowledge perpetuated by the Republic of Tools, and consider artisanal ways of thinking in relation to the mindscape of the “Golden Age” of knowledge production and visualization.

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