CFP: Early modern English and German collecting networks and practice (Halle an der Saale 06/18)

Call for Papers
Early modern English and German collecting networks and practice:
medicine and natural philosophy
Halle an der Saale
8-9 June 2018

Deadline: 08.05.2018

The shift from a purposefully and playfully disordered Kunstkammer to the well-ordered Enlightenment museum is known. What has yet to be explored fully is the process through which this transformation occurred. This two-day workshop will investigate the role of learned societies in that transformation between England and German-speaking lands, focusing on the relatively understudied period from the foundation of the Leopoldina as a medical association (1652) to the start of the Royal Society Presidency of Joseph Banks (1778). Continue reading “CFP: Early modern English and German collecting networks and practice (Halle an der Saale 06/18)”