zondag 30 september 2012

Lezing John Pickstone over Ways of Knowing in the Humanities


Op 1 oktober geeft Prof. John Pickstone een lezing met als titel:

CAN ‘WAYS OF KNOWING’ HELP US INCLUDE THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES IN A WIDER HISTORY OF WESTERN KNOWLEDGE PRACTICES?



Date and time: Monday 1 October 2012, 17.00-18.30
Place: Bungehuis , room 0.04, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam

John Pickstone will outline his present views on Ways of Knowing (WoK) and Working (WoW) as a means of analysing and synthesising across the histories commonly presented as Science, Technology and Medicine. He will then open discussion around 5 questions:

A) Does the WoK/WoW schema also reasonably cover the humanities, before ‘c. 1800’, e.g. by putting the verbal Trivium alongside the mathematical Quadrivium?

B) Does the Wok/WoW frame help us understand the actors’ views of the humanities, pre 1800, especially in relation to philosophy?

C) How do these questions relate to the relations of ‘sciences’ and ‘arts’ pre c. 1800?

D) How then did the relevant configurations change c 1800? ( i.e. c. 1770-1830)

E) How do these questions relate to the relations of ‘sciences’ and ‘humanities’ in the 20th century?

John Pickstone is Emeritus Professor of the History of Science Technology & Medicine at the University of Manchester. Among his many publications are: “The disunities of representation", British Journal of the History of Science, December 2009; (with J. Anderson & F. Neary), Surgeons, Manufacturers and Patients: a transatlantic history of total hip replacement, (Palgrave, 2007); and Ways of Knowing – towards a historical sociology of science, technology & medicine (Chicago University Press, 2001).

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