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History Pub: The History of Innovation

Monday, January 14 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

WOW Hall 291 W 8th Ave

What is New is Old Again!

Vera Keller is a historian of science of early modern Europe and a professor with the University of Oregon's Department of History. Her book, Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725 (Cambridge, 2015), looks at the simultaneous rise of the reason of state – the precursor to ideas of private and public interest – and experimental reasoning, arguing that each shaped the other. Keller's current book project looks at how late 17th-century German academics sought to reign in, winnow, connect and re-order three previous epistemic cultures: the court culture explored in my first book, mercantile and medical collecting networks, and pansophic erudition.

Drinks by WOW Hall (no food truck for this event). Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Lane County History Museum.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Free, Quack Chats


College of Arts & Sciences, History

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Alumni




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