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Social Networks: Humanist Models For Modern Practices

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Françoise Waquet, a team leader and director of Research on History of Knowledge at the CNRS (Paris), has written and directed numerous books, journal issues, and over 120 articles on the learned networks of Early Modern Europe. Notably, she has authored La République des Lettres, 1997; Les Enfants de Socrate, 2008 and Respublica academica, 2010 . She has edited, among many other titles Forms of Communication in the Republic of Letters, 1600-1750, 1994, and Mapping the World of Learning. The Polyhistory of Daniel Georg Morhof, 2000. She is the guest-lecturer invited by the French Consulate in Vancouver.


James D. Fleming is Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches Renaissance literature and hermeneutic theory. He is the author of a monograph, Milton's Secrecy (2008), and editor of an essay collection, The Invention of Discovery, 1500-1700 (2011). He recently co-hosted, at SFU Harbour Centre, the international conference Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early-Modern World. 

Hélène Cazes is Associate Professor in French and Medieval Studies at the University of Victoria. She studies humanism, defined as an art of asking questions and questioning answers: a scholar of Renaissance texts and networks, she spent the last years working on public declarations of friendship in war-stricken 16th century Europe.
This video is part of the Simon Fraser University Woodward’s Office of Community Engagement (SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement) series of public talks and accessible education opportunities.
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