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Knowledge | Replication: Early Modern Sciences in Print

On January 20, 2012, scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe discussed the relationship between art and science in a symposium inspired by the exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe and organized by Northwestern art history professor Claudia Swan.

Symposium Introduction

Northwestern art history professor Claudia SwanClaudia Swan, professor of art history, Northwestern University

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A New World of Knowledge: America in Prints, Prints in America

Daniela BleichmarDaneilla Bleichmar, professor of art history and history, University of Southern California

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Piecing and Patching, Puzzling and Prompting: Art and “Allurement” in Restoration Experimental Philosophy

Matthew HunterMatthew Hunter, professor of art history and communication studies, McGill University

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Swammerdam′s Images of Insects: From Observation to Print

Eric JorinkErick Jorink, The Huygens Institute, The Hague

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White or Black? Art, Science, and the Black Skin in Print in the 17th Century

Elmer KolfinElmer Kolfin, professor of art history, University of Amsterdam

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Sociability, Radicalism, and the Pursuit of Knowledge: Dutch Engravers as Cultural Historians, ca. 1700

I.B. LeemansI.B. Leemans, professor of cultural history, Vrije Universiteit

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Panel Discussion

Panel DiscussionAdrian Johns, University of Chicago; Lawrence Lipking, Northwestern University; and Susan Dackerman, Harvard University

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Knowledge | Replication: Early Modern Sciences in Print was generously supported by the Myers Foundations, the Department of Art History, the Block Museum, Science in Human Culture, and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanites.