Writing Technology/The Technology of Writing: Gestures of Nature

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Virtual workshop organized by the Maison Française d’Oxford.

How is knowledge or experience of nature mediated by gesture, bodily or otherwise? In this workshop, three short, informal papers, and an overarching interdisciplinary conversation between speakers and participants, will explore the roles of gesture (understood as encompassing a range of writerly, bodily, and otherwise social forms of communication) in shaping and communicating various forms of knowledge in the early modern period and beyond.

Viktoria von Hoffmann (FNRS/University of Liège) The Expert Touch: Feeling Substances in Holy Anatomies

Yelda Nasifoglu (Oxford) Inscribing Motion on Paper: Robert Hooke’s Drawing of the Conical Pendulum

Michael Drolet (Oxford) Touching is Compulsory: Labour and Collective Experience in Saint-Simonism

Convenors: Jenny Oliver (Oxford) and Marie Thébaud-Sorger (CNRS/MFO)

Friday 10 July 2020, 14:00–16:00 BST

Source: https://mfo.web.ox.ac.uk/event/writing-technologythe-technology-writing-workshop

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