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How did they learn? How did they teach?: Exploring Knowledge Transmission from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern

December 3, 2022 · 9:00 am6:00 pm · Bowl A71, Louis A. Simpson International Building

Program in Medieval Studies & Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Much of our modern knowledge is the result of centuries of experiments driven by human desire to record and pass down successes, failures and lessons learned. The timespan from the periods often called “Late Antique” to that called “Early Modern” offers enormous scope to explore the historical record of knowledge transmission across diverse social contexts.

This conference will explore the many networks and forms of knowledge transmission active across the Late Antique and Early Modern periods. We will work within a wide span of geographical and chronological parameters as well as across disciplines.

Please visit the conference website for the schedule and registration.

Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, the Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, the Department of Art and Archaeology, The Center for Collaborative History, the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, the Princeton Graduate School, the Program in History of Science, and The Delaware Valley Medieval Association.

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