[Blueboard] Today's lecture on cartography -- where art meets science

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Wed Feb 23 11:09:09 PHT 2005


Today, at 4:30 p.m., Escaler Hall, SEC

Dr. Steven Vanden Broecke
Professor, Catholic University of Brussels

gives a talk on
"The Discipline of Cartography in the Low Countries of the Renaissance"

Escaler Hall, Science Education Complex
Wednesday. 23 February 2005, 4:30 to 6:00 P.M.

Abstract:
Cartography is an art with manual practices and aesthetic codes, but also
an academic science with textbooks, epistemologies, and institutional
embodiment. Such conjunctions between art and science were most actively
pursued in the Renaissance period, particularly in the Low Countries.
Using the example of the Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator
(1512-1594), this lecture will explore the bewildering academic and
personal ambitions of Renaissance cartographers, and their impact on
later scientific developments.

Steven Vanden Broecke, Ph.D. (2000) in History, University of Leuven, was
formerly a Fellow in the Department of the History of Science,Medicine,
and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University. His research and teaching
interests include European science, religion, and the occult in the late
medieval and early modern periods.

This talk is brought to you by

The School of Humanities of the Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University

in collaboration with

The Ministry of the Flemish Community of Belgium
The Royal Belgian Embassy
in celebration of 175 years of Belgian Independence

and the Philosophy & History Departments

Everyone invited.
For inquiries and seat reservations, call the Office of the Dean, School
of Humanities 426-1042 or 426-6001 loc. 5301.






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