Workshop 'Meet the PhD Jury: Aetherial Dialogues. Exploring Atmospheric Phenomena Across Premodern Disciplines'

Voor wie
Medewerkers , Studenten
02-07-2024 van 09:00 tot 12:30
Campus Boekentoren, Camelot (room 3.30), Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent
Door wie
Sarton Centre for History of Science - Faculteit Letteren en WIjsbegeerte

Two senior and two junior scholars will discuss their current research on meteorological phenomena (winds, air, comets) from Antiquity to C19.

Those interested in history of science, environmental history, or intellectual history are cordially invited to join us for an in-depth masterclass on how to historicize weather and climate. Please send an email to before 26 June 2024. The program:

  • Vladimir Jankovic (University of Manchester), “Winds and the Humanities” (9:15-10 am)
  • Angelo Gargiulo (Ghent University), “Weather lore in Early Byzantium: 'parapegmatic' material in John Lydos” (10:05-10:40 am)
  • Matteo Cosci (Università Ca’Foscari, Venice), "From astrological signs to orbital loops: post-Halleyan cometary theories in Italy" (10:50-11:35)
  • Valentine Delrue (Ghent University), “Seeds as soothsayers? Phenological observations in North America, 1770-1870” (11:40-12:15)