The Matter of Modernity

Science, Humanism and the Literary 1500-1650

Saturday, May 24th 2003


Speakers include: Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck); Kristine Haugen (Warburg Institute); Craig Martin (Oklahoma); Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge); Kathryn Banks (Cambridge/ENS Paris); Robert Goulding (Princeton)

This conference aims to examine the ways in which literary format and the arts curriculum shaped the production of scientific knowledge in the period with particular attention paid to the impact of humanistic exegesis. The scope of the conference extends to both prescriptive texts and imaginative literature and the day will close with a round-table discussion entitled 'Historicizing Imagination'.

Place: Gresham College, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH [map]
Time: Saturday, May 24th 2003 (doors open at 9.00 am)

Registration in advance is recommended.
An admission fee of £3 will be charged on the door.


For further details, including registration details, please contact:

D. C. Andersson (
The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB