Brooke Holmes (Princeton), “How to Do the History of Nature?”

Thursday, October 18, 2018

12:00 pm

110-112 Map

Sponsored by:
Department of Classics

The concept of “nature” is difficult for us to do without and a bedrock of the present-day concept of science, but it is also a concept with a history that stretches back to ancient Greece.  In this talk, I use my current research on ancient concepts of cosmic sympathy and Nature to discuss larger historiographical problems posed by doing the history of nature—that is, the history of a concept that is defined in large part by being universal and transhistorical—and the particular challenges and opportunities posed by going back to “the Greeks” in tracking this story.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
110-112 Map

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm, and the lecture will begin at 12:15pm.


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General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends