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Tina Asmussen

Postdoctoral Fellow (Dec 2015-Sep 2017)

Tina Asmussen gained her doctorate in Early Modern History from the University of Lucerne with a thesis on the Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher entitled: “Scientia Kircheriana—Maschinerien des Wissens bei Athanasius Kircher.” Her study investigates mechanisms of knowledge production and distribution as well as the collaboratively conducted modes of marketing Kircherian science. She is currently working on her second book project entitled “Subterranean Economies—Resource Flows and Metal Culture in Early Modern Mining, 1490-1630.” This project investigates the perceptions and validations of ores within their different aggregate conditions, manufacturing processes, and consumption contexts. Methodologically her research connects approaches from history of science and technology, material culture studies, and cultural history of economy and art in order to analyze practices, processes, and discourses upon metallic resources within learned, elite, and craft cultures. Tina Asmussen is a member of the editorial board of the history journal traverse—Zeitschrift für Geschichte/Révue d’histoire

 

Projects

Material Practices: Earth in the Making

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Early Modern Art Technologies and Materials

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Subterranean Economies: Resource Flows and Metal Culture in Early Modern Mining

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Subterranean Economies—Resource Flows and Metal Culture in Early Modern Mining, 1490–1630

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Events

Premodern Conversations Series

Uncertainty, Risk, and Fortune

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Premodern Conversations Series

Uncertainty, Risk, and Fortune

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