Workshop 'Writing Technology/The Technology of Writing'
A meeting of the interdisciplinary Early Modern reading group:
Performance (I)

Convenors:
Jennifer Oliver, St John’s
and Marie-Thébaud-Sorger, MFO
with Frederique Ait Touati CNRS/CRAL

This meeting will fully inaugurate our ‘Performance’ theme, with our guest speaker, Frédérique Aït-Touati (CNRS/CRAL, Paris), presenting work from her current project on seventeenth-century ‘theatres of the earth’: the presentation will focus on the links between scenography and machine-plays, Descartes’s Météores (Meteorology), and his concept of the res extensa.

10am: Main presentation and discussion
11.30am: Coffee break
12 noon: Presentation of Frédérique Aït-Touati’s newly released book, “Terra Forma, manuel de cartographies potentielles”
s-o-c.fr/index.php/object/terraforma
1pm: close
Date: 24 April 2019, 10:00 (Wednesday, 0th week, Trinity 2019)
Venue: St John's College, St Giles OX1 3JP
Speaker: Frederique Ait Touati (CNRS/CRAL)
Organising department: Maison Française d'Oxford
Organisers: Marie Thébaud-Sorger (MFO), Jennifer Oliver (St John’s College)
Organiser contact email address: marie-aline.thebaud-sorger@history.ox.ac.uk
Topics: Science, History, Technology
Booking required?: Recommended
Booking email: marie-aline.thebaud-sorger@history.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Frederic Thibault-Starzyk