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Masterclass honouring the 39th Erasmus Birthday Lecture
9 November 2018 @ 12:00 - 14:15
Yasmin Haskell (Univ. of Bristol): Passions for and of Learning in the Early Modern Period
How were the emotions (/passions) harnessed in education and science in the early modern period and which emotions or temperaments were especially associated with scholars and scientists? How did the emotional experience of the schoolchild/ scholar/scientist differ from that of earlier times, and how were the emotions perceived in different places and contexts to affect, hinder, or further learning or intellectual work?
Participants in this masterclass are invited to explore the emotions in the early modern classroom, academy, and Republic of Letters. From the genial melancholy of Marsilio Ficino to the melancholy hypochondria of the late Renaissance, from the vices of the learned lamented in the German-speaking lands to the occupational hazards of learning deplored by physician Samuel Tissot in his inaugural professorial address at the University of Lausanne, on the ‘Health of Scholars’. Topics might include curiosity, bibliomania, zeal for travel, ambition, pride, anger, excessive admiration for authorities… and sloth!
More information and registration
Fifteen promising young students at graduate level (MA students and PhD candidates) will be selected to participate in this Masterclass. If you are interested, please apply before 20 October via our online form. We will inform you whether your application has been successful before 1 November 2018. The public lecture by Yasmin Haskell will take place later in the afternoon.
Yasmin Haskell (Univ. of Bristol), ERASMUS AND THE HEALTH OF SCHOLARS: PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL
9 Nov. 2018, 16.00-17.30
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloverniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
See www.knaw. nl
This lecture is combined with a masterclass for 15 young students at graduate level (MA students and PhD candidates). For more information see the website.
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