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In the summer of 1704, Antonio Vallisneri (1661–1730), the preeminent Italian physician and natural philosopher of his time, traveled with a “daring soul” and “trembling feet” across the “silent horrors” of the northern Apennines: down the hills south of Reggio Emilia to northern Tuscany and the western edge of his native land, the Province of G…[Read more]
Francesco Luzzini deposited An uncomfortable, yet wonderful journey. Antonio Vallisneri and his exploration of the Northern Apennines in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 9 months, 2 weeks ago
in: Nel nome di Lazzaro. Saggi di storia della scienza e delle istituzioni scientifiche tra il XVII e il XVIII secolo, edited by Centro Studi Lazzaro Spallanzani, Bologna, Edizioni Pendragon, 2014, pp. 207-220.
Review of the book “The Vesuvian Eruption of 1631: an Early Modern History” (by Alfonso Tortora)
Francesco Luzzini deposited Description, analogy, symbolism, faith. Jesuit science and iconography in the early modern debate on the origin of springs in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 11 months, 2 weeks ago
By the end of the sixteenth century, many Jesuit colleges had become centers of excellence all over Europe for such disciplines as mathematics, astronomy, hydraulics, and mechanics. Not a few members of the order provided inﬂuential contributions to science: in the case of the study of waters, the inquisitive eye of Jesuits took part in the l…[Read more]
Francesco Luzzini deposited Through dark and mysterious paths. Early modern science and the search for the origin of springs from the 16thto the 18thcenturies in the group GeoHumanities on Humanities Commons 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Since its first attempts to understand natural phenomena, early modern science devoted great attention to the problematic issue of the origin of springs. This essay examines the lively debate that emerged from the studies on fresh water during the years spanning from the mid-sixteenth century to the early eighteenth. By focusing on the…[Read more]
In 1687, after he graduated in Medicine, young Antonio Vallisneri (1661-1730) returned in the Duchy of Modena and Reggio. In those years he mainly served as general practitioner; nevertheless, he also devoted many studies to various aspects of the natural sciences. He performed many observations, accurately reporting them in seven “Quaderni”…[Read more]
This study investigates how digital mapping of lyrical spaces and publication statistics illuminate modernista participation of the global literary field. Using gathered spatial data points from poetic editions from Rubén Darío and Amado Nervo reveal a rich intertextual and geospatial web. The cosmopolitanism and globalized erudition of m…[Read more]
Under the Volcano, de Malcolm Lowry, es una novela inglesa situada en México en 1938. Inspirado tras dos años de vivir en el país, Lowry escribe la historia de Geoffrey Firmin, un cónsul alcohólico que vive en un pueblo mexicano justo después de la Expropiación Petrolera que rompió las relaciones diplomáticas entre ambas naciones…[Read more]
En este trabajo se presenta una lectura de la novela The Plumed Serpent (1926), de D. H. Lawrence, a partir de la construcción de signi ca- do del espacio mexicano en la narración. En esta obra, las descripciones del espacio topográ co no se limitan a mostrar un escenario de trasfondo. Por el contrario, Lawrence inviste de una carga signi ca…[Read more]
This paper focuses on the possibilities and limitations of the contemporary dérive as a form of ethnography in contemporary Delhi. The dérive, which originated as the Surrealist déambulation and subsequently became the Situationist dérive in the late 1950s, has now been re-imagined by walking artists and practitioners. In seeking to locate the Sit…[Read more]
‘There is an economy of narrative, it will be said, an economy of memory. One cannot recount everything,’ wrote Jean-François Augoyard. ‘What can be known about what occurred during a walk?’ (2007: 68) Over the last decade, explorations on foot of New Delhi have erupted as urban practices indicative of global tourism. These range from middle-c…[Read more]
In this class, students will engage in a critical examination of environmental transformations that arise from the complex interactions between natural systems and human activities. The pursuit of knowledge about natural resources and ecological systems is a scientific enterprise, yet addressing questions about the production, consumption,…[Read more]