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How to Do the History of Nature? with Brooke Holmes

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:35 pm

Time: 04:00 pm – 05:35 pm
Location: 912 Sproul Hall

The concept of “nature” is difficult for us to do without and a bedrock of the present-day concept of science, but it is also a concept with a history that stretches back to ancient Greece. In this talk, I use my current research on ancient concepts of cosmic sympathy and Nature to discuss larger historiographical problems posed by doing the history of nature—that is, the history of a concept that is defined in large part by being universal and transhistorical—and the particular challenges and opportunities posed by going back to “the Greeks” in tracking this story.

This event is sponsored by Classics Program

For more information please contact: https://classics.ucdavis.edu

 

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Date:
October 16
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:35 pm

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