Past Event

Diagrams in Science, Science in Diagrams

June 14, 2021 - June 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Description

Diagrammatic forms of visualization are ubiquitous in scientific publications, as well as in popular mediations of scientific contents. Diagrams abstract and encode information. They are indispensable in many scientific contexts, and, together with charts and graphs, also in the daily media, reaching a wide audience of experts and non-experts.

This conference proposes to trace this historical development in the early modern period. It takes a truly interdisciplinary approach when talking about a timespan of roughly 500 years (1300-1800) across all early modern sciences. The conference brings together research on the culture of the diagram in various sciences of the epoch to form a large overall picture. This conference aims at tracing the emergences and the disruptions of traditions of diagrams in all fields of scientific theory and practice.

Event Speakers

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Event information

Open to the public. Registration will be available shortly via the event webpage. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Art History