LAUREA MAGISTRALE
Science and production of knowledge about china in europe during the early modern age
a.a.: 2021/2022 - anno di corso: 2
Settore L-OR/21 - CFU 6 - Semestre II - Codice 1055628
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Programma
This course explores the contribution of savants and proto-scientists, a few of them residing in Rome like Athanasius Kircher,SJ, to the production and transmission of knowledge about East Asia during the XVII century.   Selected topics in the history of science will be explored during the second semester.  
The student will know the contribution of Jesuit savants, like Athanasius Kircher, Jean Baptiste du Halde, and others, to the production and circulation of knowledge about China in early modern Europe; he/she will be able to place this body of knowledge within the larger context of the scientific debates of the time, mainly those concerning cosmology, diversity, technological mastery and scientific primacy.
 
Programma inglese
This course explores the contribution of savants and proto-scientists, a few of them residing in Rome like Athanasius Kircher,SJ, to the production and transmission of knowledge about East Asia during the XVII century.   Selected topics in the history of science will be explored during the second semester.  
The student will know the contribution of Jesuit savants, like Athanasius Kircher, Jean Baptiste du Halde, and others, to the production and circulation of knowledge about China in early modern Europe; he/she will be able to place this body of knowledge within the larger context of the scientific debates of the time, mainly those concerning cosmology, diversity, technological mastery and scientific primacy.
Obiettivi
Competenze:
Essere consapevoli della diversità di interpretazioni e punti di vista: Gli studenti
conoscono il contributo dei gesuiti savants, tra i quali spiccano A. Kircher, J.B.Du Halde,
alla produzione e circolazione di conoscenza sulla Cina nell’Europa premoderna; sono in
grado di situare questa conoscenza nel vasto ambito dei dibattiti scientifici del tempo,
principalmente in relazione alla cosmologia, la diversità culturale ed il primato tecnologico
e scientifico.
Capacità di interagire costruttivamente con gli altri: Gli studenti sono in grado di
condurre costruttivi dibattiti e scambi di idee intorno a specifici eventi o processi storici nei
gruppi di discussione.
Valutazione
- Progetto
- In itinere
Descrizione valutazione
Rich text editor, valutazione_m, press ALT 0 for help. Readings, writing, reports on visits to sites of interest in Rome, participation in discussion groups, individual or group presentations. There will be no final exam at the end of this course for students who attend class regularly. 
Testi
Paula Findlen (ed.), Athanasius Kircher, SJ. The Last Man Who Knew Everything, London, Routledge, 2004, selected chapters;
 
Mordechai Feingold, ‘Jesuits: Savants’, in Mordechai Feingold (ed.), Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters, Cambridge (MA), The MIT Press, 2003, pp.1-45;
 
Ugo Baldini, ‘The Academy of Mathematics of the Collegio Romano from 1553 to 1612’, in Mordechai Feingold (ed.), Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters, Cambridge (MA), The MIT Press, 2003, pp. 47-98;
 
Paula Findlen, “Scientific Spectacle in Baroque Rome: Athanasius Kircher and the Roman College Museum”, in Mordechai Feingold (ed.), Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters, Cambridge (MA), The MIT Press, 2003, pp. 225-284;
 
Note
Graduate students, graduate exchange and Erasmus students may enroll for this course. Exchange students must provide evidence of having taken at least two of the following courses either during their undergraduate or graduate studies: Chinese, History of China, Early Modern History and History of Science. Erasmus students may enroll if these courses are adequately tracked on their Transcript of Records.  Knowledge of  Latin is mandatory, knowledge of Chinese is strongly recommended. 
This course runs through the Spring semester. Graduate students may also submit an independent research plan on one of the topics dealt with in this course.
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