Nick Wilding will discuss “Machinations: Plotting the Early Modern World" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101.

He is the latest speaker in the Center for the Humanities series "Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition." The series offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways in which different technologies have transformed how we perceive the body, time, space, and our environment. 

About Nick Wilding

Nick WildingWilding is an assistant professor of European history at Georgia State University. He specializes in early modern history of science and communication and has published articles on John Wilkins, Athanasius Kircher, Robert Hooke, and Galileo Galilei.

Wilding received his B.A. in English from Oxford University, his M.A. in Renaissance Studies at Warwick and his Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.  

He has held postdoctoral awards in Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University, a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, was a Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University and the 2009-10 winner of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the American Academy in Rome.

He has worked on two projects bringing archival resources to the internet: the Athanasius Kircher Correspondence Project and the Medici Archive Project.

His first book, Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge is in press with the University of Chicago Press.



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