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Monday, 28 December

154. Facts and Fictions in Early Modern Scientific Discourses

10:15–11:30 a.m., Adams, Loews

Program arranged by the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature

Presiding: Jonathan Clark, Concordia Coll., MN

1. “The ‘Science’ of Witchcraft,” Barbara Becker-Cantarino, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

2. “Johannes Kepler and Hieronymus Megiser: Scientific Discourse and the Literature of Discovery and Exploration,” Ludwig Deringer, RWTH Aachen Univ.

3. “Philipp Segesser and His Transcultural Experience in Eighteenth-Century Sonora and Pimeria Alta,” Albrecht Classen, Univ. of Arizona

Speaker's Annotation:
Segesser's reports about eighteenth-century Sonora contained many new scientific perspectives and reflect exceedingly well on the basic schooling and research pursued by the Jesuits on a global level.

For abstracts, write to clark@cord.edu after 15 Nov.

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