Reading Group on Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge

Description: The circulation of knowledge, objects, and people has attracted scholarly attention in recent years from a variety of disciplines.  This reading group investigates this scholarship to examine how knowledge was shaped by long-distance voyages and encounters in the global seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.  We welcome participants from any discipline interested in this early modern phenomenon, and are particularly interested in the possibilities of transcultural analyses that explore how knowledge and culture were transformed by the entanglements of voyagers and locals, in Europe and beyond.  This reading group is being held in association with this year’s Core Program at the Clark Library in conjunction with the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies.

Our first meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 13th at 4pm in the History of Science Seminar Room, 5288 Bunche Hall, UCLA Campus.  On that day we will be reading Greg Dening, The Death of William Gooch: A History’s Anthropology.  This work is available in library and online for purchase.

More information about the book is available here.

Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to be added to this reading group’s mailing list, don’t hesitate to contact Eric Otremba at<> for more information.

Eric Otremba, Elizabeth Montanez-Sanabria, and Matthew Goldmark, group organizers of the Reading Group on Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge.

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