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Translating embodied skill: the politics of writing about making in the early modern period

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Well before 1751, when the first volume of Diderot and D’Alembert’s Encyclop├ędie was published, several encyclopedic projects on the mechanical arts were under way in Europe. This talk will show that such encyclopedic projects relied on natural history as a model for collecting information on crafts and artisans. By comparing works about artisans with works by artisans, I will discuss the political implications of creating an inter-connected, multi-volume work on the arts and crafts: a natural history of arts.

This talk is part of the Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science series.

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