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HPS: Jorge Canizares-Esguerra; Adrian Johns, Alison Winter

Chers amis,

Next Thursday (12 April), our guest speaker will be Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas, Austin), talking on:

Le jeudi 12 avril, notre invité sera Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra (University of Texas, Austin), qui va parler au sujet de:

Prefiguration and Fulfillment:
How to Read Colonization and Nature in the 16th- and 17th-Century Atlantic Worlds

Abstract / résumé: This talk explores a traditional reading technique of the Bible, namely, typology, as it was applied to the interpretation of colonization and nature in the New World.

Don Bates Room, 3647 rue Peel, *16h30*

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra is the author of How to Write the History of the New World: History, Epistemology, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Stanford, 2001), which won multiple awards, and was listed as a Book of the Year by The Economist, The Independent, and the Times Literary Supplement. He has more recently published Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic 1550-1700 (Stanford, 2006); Nature, Empire, and Nation: Explorations of the History of Science in the Iberian World (Stanford, 2006); and (co-edited with Erik Seeman) The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000 (Prentice Hall, 2006).

All are welcome / Ouvert à tous

— this talk is co-sponsored by the French Atlantic History Group

Reminder / Rappel:
Note that the following week we will be hosting Adrian Johns and Alison Winter of the University of Chicago. They will each be giving a public lecture, and will give a joint seminar on the Thursday.

La semaine prochaine, nos invités seront Adrian Johns et Alison Winter, tous deux de l’université de Chicago. Ils vont nous donner une conférence publique (tous les deux), et un séminaire le jeudi.

Monday, 16 April, 6 pm: Moyse Hall, Arts Building, McGill: Adrian Johns, “The Open-Source Campaign in Victorian England”

Wednesday, 18 April 18, 6 pm: Moyse Hall, Arts Building, McGill: Alison Winter, “Recordings in the Brain: Wilder Penfield and the Sciences of Remembering in the mid-Twentieth Century”

Thursday, 19 April, *6pm*: 3647 rue Peel, Adrian Johns and Alison Winter, “The Future of the History of Science”

Note that this talk, the last for this academic year, will be followed by a reception in 3647 Peel. Soyez des notres!

For more information on McGill HPS, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/seminars/ and http://www.mcgill.ca/hpsc/lectures/

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