May 3 2012 15:30
The Mellon Workshop on Science and Print Culture presents a talk by
Associate Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty in Women's Studies and Religious Studies
University of California, Irvine
Text, Image, Knowledge in a German Jesuit Journal or the Case of Joseph Stöcklein's Neuer Welt-Bott
Thursday, May 3, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
984 Memorial Library
The talk explores how Germany’s premier eighteenth-century missionary journal, the Neue Welt-Bott (or New World Messenger) constructed contemporary scientific knowledge and a view of the European colonial order for a broader public. It pays particular attention to the complex multimedia arrangement that founding editor Joseph Stöcklein created in transforming a wealth of handwritten, incommensurable information from German Jesuits abroad into a homogeneous, replicable print product for German readers back home.
Directions: From the 1st floor of Memorial Library, take the elevator marked ‘South Stacks and Special Collections’ (located to the right of the three elevators that serve most of the building) to the 9th floor. Visitors who are not members of the university should inform the front desk that they are attending the Mellon Science & Print Culture Workshop and show a form of ID to receive a day pass.
This program is part of the A.W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison with support from the A.W. Mellon Foundation. Cosponsored by the Department of German, UW-Madison.
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