Harvard-Princeton Early Modern Workshop
January 8-9, 2015
Dickinson 211, Princeton University
Thursday, January 8
3:00-4:30 PM Session 1: Numbers and the World.
Chair: Jennifer Ranpling (Princeton)
Noam Andrews (Harvard)
The Geometrical Aesthetic of Lorenz Stöer’s Polyhedra
Benjamin Sacks (Princeton)
Surveying Dynasties and Better Societies: The Norwood Family and the Diffusion of Colonial Planning across the British Atlantic World, 1615-1730
4:30-5:00 PM Coffee Break Dickinson 210
5:00-6:30 PM Session 2: Philology and Power.
Chair: Yaacob Dweck (Princeton)
Valeria Lopez (Princeton)
Juan Páez de Castro, Language, and the History of the New World from Afar
Nathan Vedal (Harvard)
Numerological Phonology in Ming China: Philology before the Rise of “Evidential Learning”
Friday, January 9
8:30-9:00 AM Coffee Dickinson 210
9:00-10:30 AM Session 3: Repression and Discourse.
Chair: Ann Blair (Harvard)
Katlyn Carter (Princeton)
Secrecy in French and British political discourse on the eve of Revolution
Hannah Marcus (Stanford/Harvard, visiting)
Girolamo Rossi: Physician, Historian, and Censor
10:45-11:45 AM Visit, Scheide Library (in Firestone Library).
12:00-12:45 PM Lunch for participants in Dickinson 210