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Ingenious Acts: The Nature of Invention in Early Modern Europe
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4/1/2011 to 4/2/2011
When: 4/1/2011
Contact: Amy Braden
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Ingenious Acts: The Nature of Invention in Early Modern Europe

USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute Annual Conference Friday 1st April 9-9:15:

Opening Remarks (Peter Mancall, Alex Marr) 9:15-10:00: Session I Chair: Peter Mancall (USC) Paul Binski (Cambridge University): Gothic Invention 10-10:30: Coffee 10:30-12:00: Session II Chair: Deborah Shuger (UCLA) Bruce Smith (USC): The Congeniality of Shakespeare’s Genius Timothy Chesters (Royal Holloway, University of London): Montaigne: The Lure of Invention 12-1:30 Lunch 1:30-3:00: Session III Chair: Mary Terrall (UCLA) Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College): History and Invention in the Middle Ages Vera Keller (USC/University of Oregon): The Murder of Invention 3:00-3:15: Coffee 3:15-4:00: Session IV Chair: Mordechai Feingold (Caltech) Rhodri Lewis (University of Oxford): Literate Experience? Francis Bacon on Reading, Imagination and Discovery Saturday 2nd April 9:30-10:15: Session V ?Chair: David Brafman (Getty Research Institute) Michael Cole (Columbia University): What did Michelangelo Invent? 10:15-10:45: Coffee 10:45-12:15: Session VI Chair: Matthew Hunter (Caltech) Sean Roberts (USC): Inventing Engraving in Vasari’s Florence Frances Gage (Buffalo State College, SUNY): ‘Fantasia’ and the Habit of Invention in Seicento Rome 12:15-1:30: Lunch 1:30-3:00: Session VII Chair: John Heilbron (Oxford University/Caltech) Jessica Ratcliff (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): "Pretended Good and Profitable”: Vernacular Representations of Projectors and Technological Invention, c. 1630-70 Matthew L. Jones (Columbia University): Reinventing the (Stepped) Wheel: Invention and Nescience around Enlightenment Calculating Machines 3:00-3:15: Coffee 3:15-4:45: Session VIII Chair: Daniela Bleichmar (USC) Nicholas Wilding (Georgia State University): Obsolete Objects in the Scientific Imagination Daniel Rosenberg (University of Oregon): Data Before the Fact 4:45-5:00 Concluding remarks Please also see our link for conference details: For Further information Please contact Alex Marr and Vera Keller at, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute University of Southern California SOS 153, 3520 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, California 90089-0034 Fax: 213-740-6999 Director: Peter Mancall

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