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TITLE: Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Scholars & Scientists 1450-1550
EVENT DATE: 2009/05/14
RUNNING TIME: 146 minutes
Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography.
This session, "Waldseemuller's World: Scholars and Scientists 1450-1550," examined how the transmission of texts and other information took place during Waldseemuller's time and the place of the individual scholar within that world.