The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


The 4th annual conference of Natura: the Rutgers British Studies Science and Epistemology Working Group

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Topics may include (but are not limited to):

• visual science and the science of vision
• the scientific gaze
• objectivity
• optics
• regimes of perceptibility
• scientific illustration and image making
• virtual witnessing
• classical and ancient modes of visualization (and their legacy)
• historical phenomenology and the natural history of vision
• observation and the role of the observer
• hermetic and alchemical images
• wonders and marvels
• the visual rhetoric of specimen collection
• visual “prosthetics” from camera obscura, to lens, to screen