Brown Bag with Alberto Bardi

Tue, November 21, 201712:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Sources on the Cosmological Revolution: Talking about Heliocentrism in Front of the Dome of Florence in the Sixteenth Century"

Dr. Alberto Bardi
Mellon Fellow

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
PhSc 402

Recent scholarship in Renaissance astronomy has showed the complexity of the reception of the planetary theories of Copernicus and the intricacies of the cultural debates on his achievement in astronomy, physics, cosmology, epistemology, theology, and literature. We are now aware that a wide network of scholars and institutions has to be taken into account in order to better comprehend the developments of the scientific culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the beginning of the seventeenth century. A survey of a wide variety of texts is therefore necessary to assess an age of momentous cosmological change. Dr. Bardi is preparing an anthology of sources mirroring the several facets of this phenomenon. In his talk he will present this project (led by Professor Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Venice), in which he works as translator, and the first results of the research he is conducting for the book at OU’s History of Science Collections.
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