Lecture Series in the “History of Knowledge” Announced
- May 29, 2018
- Institute News
- Angela AxworthyElizabeth MerrillMaria AvxentevskayaMinakshi MenonRobert William Middeke-ConlinIon Gabriel MihailescuDror Weil
Lectures and masterclasses are to form part of the Summer 2018 Lecture Series on “Space” and “Knowledge in Translation,” organized by postdoctoral researchers at the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge.
Starting with Descartes’ definition of space as “intrinsic” or “internal place,” the "Space" masterclass will focus on the development of linear perspective in the context of those practical sciences strongly related with the concept of measure, namely, surveying and cartography. Theory and practice of architecture will also be discussed as a basic training for any skilled master of perspective. A special insight will be devoted to Piero della Francesca’s drawings (space as a visual entity) in relation to the geometrical art of stonemasons (space as a physical entity).
As part of the “Knowledge in Translation” series, we ask: What happens when knowledge is transferred across cultural boundaries? How is it affected by moving between different media and passing through institutional frameworks? This series of three two-day colloquia will explore the translation of knowledge in different contexts over time and space. Each event consists of a public lecture and a panel discussion on the first day, and a closed group masterclass on the second day.
Please check each event for information on the program, and to register.