Video of 2015 CMLA Annual lecture:
The Body in the Book: The Fabrica and the Epitome (1543)
Thursday, April 16, Professor Kusukawa will presened “The Body in the Book: the Fabrica and the Epitome (1543)”
Kusukawa is a Fellow in History and Philosophy of Science, Trinity College, Cambridge University, and her research has focused on the observational, descriptive and pictorial practices in the development of scientific knowledge in the early modern period (1500-1720). Her work on visual arguments in sixteenth-century botanical and anatomical works resulted in Picturing the book of nature, (University of Chicago Press, 2012), which received the 2014 Pfizer Prize as outstanding book in the history of science by the History of Science Society. The chapter on anatomy in Picturing the book of nature focused upon the work of Vesalius and that was the topic of Professor Kusukawa’s lecture.
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