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Fertile Uncertainties II: Experimentation between Ambiguity and Objectivity in the Early Modern Time

La vana speculazione disingannata dal senso

Eric Jorink (KNAW - Huygens Institut/Leiden University) - Visualizing the Unknown: reverse-engineering and reconstructing 17th-century microscopical observations

Jeremy Schneider (University of Cambridge) - Experimenting with Uncertainty: The Problem of Extinct Fossils, 1590-1620

Elisabetta Rossi (University of Milan/University of Cambridge), Sound equability and distance measurement: ambiguities explored in a 1656 experiment

Kirsten Walsh (University of Exeter) - Fertile Concepts and Newton’s Experiments

Lawrence Principe (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore) - Failed Experiments and Local Experience: The 'Lost Secrets' of the Pietra di Bologna

Organisers: Fabrizio Baldassarri, Giulia Giannini, Francesco Luzzini with the collaboration of Noemi Di Tommaso.


This workshop is sponsored by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 890770, “VegSciLif”, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 101019781, “Soundepth”, and the ERCCoG grant agreement No. 818098, “TACITROOTS”.