Formal sessions and social activities will take place from lunchtime on Monday 5 September to late afternoon on Wednesday 7 September. Unless indicated, all components will take place in the Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre in the Ruth Deech Building. Please note that this schedule is provisional and all details are subject to change:

Monday 5 September
Tuesday 6 September
Wednesday 7 September


Monday 5 September

11.30-12.45pm Registration and Buffet Lunch (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)
12.45-2.00pm Welcome and Keynote Lecture (Chair: Nicholas Davidson)
Howard Hotson (University of Oxford), Small is Beautiful: Territorial Fragmentation and Intellectual Activity in the Holy Roman Empire, c.1550-1700
2.00-3.30pm Panel 1: Sweden (Chair: Philip Beeley)
Per Landgren (University of Gothenburg/University of Oxford), From Imperial Free City to Baltic Empire: Political Humanism and its Ramifications in Sweden in the Era of the Thirty Years’ War
Elizabeth Baigent (University of Oxford), At the Intersection of the Mind and the Military: Travelling Knowledges, Statecraft, and Cartography in Sweden’s Geometriska Jordebökerna during her Age of Greatness
3.30-4.00pm Tea and Coffee (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)
4.00-5.30pm Panel 2: The Dutch Republic (Chair: Esther Mijers)
Carol Pal (Bennington College), An Ephemeral Academy at the Exile Court: The Hague in the 1630s
Cory Cotter (University of Virginia), Going Dutch: The Intellectual Geography of the Restoration Diaspora
5.30-7.00pm Panel 3: Poland (Chair: Sarah Mortimer)
Michal Choptiany (Jagiellonian University), Socinian Education in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Intellectual Geography at Work
Magdalena Komorowska (Jagiellonian University), Peregrination of a Jesuit Sermon: Piotr Skargha’s Mounting for Battle before the Livonian Campaign of 1601
7.30-8.30pm Drinks Reception, Museum of the History of Science
Incorporating a tour and talk on the intellectual geography of scientific objects by assistant keeper Stephen Johnston
9.00pm Hot Buffet (Dining Hall, St Anne’s College)

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Tuesday 6 September

8.00-9.00am Breakfast and Coffee (Dining Hall, Ruth Deech Building)
9.00-10.45am Panel 4: England (Chair: Richard Sharpe)
Mark Brayshay (University of Plymouth), Tudor and Stuart Provincial Posting and the Development of England’s Exchequer-Funded Postal Network
Victor Morgan (University of East Anglia), Place and Season: Some Changing Geographies of Communication in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
Kim McLean-Fiander (University of Oxford), Textual Geographies: The Literary and Social Networks of Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645)
10.45-11.00am Tea and Coffee (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)
11.00-1.15pm Panel 5: Holy Roman Empire 1 (Chair: Ian Maclean)
Olaf Simons (Forschungszentrum Gotha), The Production and Consumption of Books in Early Modern England and Germany: A Comparative Analysis of Markets
Vittoria Feola (Medical University of Vienna), The Viennese Imperial Library in the Republic of Letters, particularly in the period 1630-80
Katherine East (Royal Holloway, University of London), The Uniting Power of Freethought? Analysing the Intellectual Exchange between John Toland, Eugene of Savoy, and the Baron von Hohendorff
1.15-2.15pm Buffet Lunch (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)
2.15-3.45pm Panel 6: Holy Roman Empire 2 (Chair: Noel Malcolm)
Kat Hill (University of Oxford), The Contours of Non-Conformity in Lutheran Central Germany, 1550-1600
Leigh Penman (University of Oxford), Intellectual Geography and the Making of the ‘First German Philosopher’: Jakob Böhme (1575-1624) and Görlitz
3.45-4.15pm Tea and Coffee (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)
4.15-5.45pm Panel 7: Objects and Travel in the History of Medicine (Chair: Stephen Johnston)
Vera Keller (University of Oregon), Situating Thermometers: The Instrumentum Drebilianum, Invention Claims, and Intellectual Geography
Anna Marie Roos (University of Oxford), Every Man’s Companion: Or, A useful Pocket-Book: The Travel Journal of Dr Martin Lister (1639-1712) and Correspondence Networks
5.45-7.00pm Keynote Lecture (Chair: Howard Hotson)
Miles Ogborn (Queen Mary, University of London), What is Intellectual Geography?
7.00-8.00pm Drinks and nibbles in the College Grounds
8.00 Conference Dinner (Dining Hall, St Anne’s College)
9.30 Bar

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Wednesday 7 September

8.00-9.00am Breakfast and Coffee (Dining Hall, Ruth Deech Building)
9.00-10.30am Panel 8: Networking the Royal Society (Chair: Jim Bennett)
Philip Beeley (University of Oxford), A World Apart: On the Scientific Correspondence between the Academia naturae curiosorum and the Royal Society
Nausicaa Milani (University of Parma), The Empirical Interpretation of French Cartesianism: The Académie des Sciences, the Journal des Sçavans, and the Relationship with the Royal Society
10.30-11.00am Tea and Coffee (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)
11.00-12.30pm Panel 9: The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (Chair: Giles Bergel)
Simon Burrows (University of Leeds), Mapping the Intellectual and Business Networks of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel
Mark Curran (University of Leeds), The Geography and Structure of the Late Eighteenth-Century Book Trade
12.30-1.30pm Buffet Lunch (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)
1.30-3.00pm Panel 10: Conceptualizing and Visualizing Intellectual Geography (Chair: James Brown)
Tamson Pietsch (Brunel University), Intellectual Geographies and the Universities of the British Empire, 1850-1939
Paolo Ciuccarelli (Politecnico di Milano – DensityDesign Lab), Nicole Coleman (Stanford University), Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Charles van den Heuvel (Huygens Institute)Visualizing Uncertainty and Complexity: Humanistic Methods for Mapping the Intellectual Geography of the Early Modern Period
3.00-4.15pm Keynote Lecture (Chair: Pietro Corsi)
Giovanna Ceserani (Stanford University), Mapping the Republic of Letters: Visualizing Early Modern Networks
4.15-4.45pm Tea, Coffee, and Depart (Foyer, Ruth Deech Building)

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