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.

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

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

Tags:

Arts Lecture / Reading Environment Humanities Literary Science 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Contact:
650-723-0479, classics@stanford.edu