Tue • Apr
24

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

6:30PM-8:00PM

Venue

The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Cost

Free; advance registration required. Friends of the Rare Book Room are invited to a private reception with the speaker prior to the event.

How was Vesalius' Fabrica read across the ages? Dániel Margócsy's talk analyzed how, in the past five hundred years, copies the Fabrica travelled across the globe, and how readers studied, annotated and critiqued its contents from 1543 to 2017. He discussed the book’s complex reception history and show how physicians, artists, theologians and collectors filled its pages with copious annotations. He also offered an interpretation of how this atlas of anatomy became one of the most coveted rare books for collectors in the 21st century. Following the lecture, attendees had the opportunity to view new rare book acquisitions of the Academy Library collections. 

About the Speaker

Dániel Margócsy studies the cultural history of early modern science. He has taught at Northwestern University and at Hunter College, the City University of New York, and received his PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University in 2009. His first book, Commercial Visions: Science, Trade and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age (Chicago, 2014) examined the impact of global trade on cultural production in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He currently lectures on Science, Technology and Medicine Before 1800 at University of Cambridge.

Photo Gallery

Scott Devine, Head of Preservation and Anne Garner, Curator speak to supporters of the Library.
Scott Devine, Head of Preservation and Anne Garner, Curator speak to supporters of the Library.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy speaks to supporters of the Library.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy speaks to supporters of the Library.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy speaks about Vesalius' Fabrica to the audience.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy speaks about Vesalius' Fabrica to the audience.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy interacts with supporters of the Library after an insightful lecture.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy interacts with supporters of the Library after an insightful lecture.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy and Ms. Sarah Lowengard chat about the lecture.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy and Ms. Sarah Lowengard chat about the lecture.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy and Dr. Bob Ruben chat with student after the lecture.
Speaker Dániel Margócsy and Dr. Bob Ruben chat with student after the lecture.
Long-time Library donor Dr. Randi Epstein speaks with other Academy Library supporters.
Long-time Library donor Dr. Randi Epstein speaks with other Academy Library supporters.
Scott Devine, Head of Preservation presents newest acquisitions to attendees.
Scott Devine, Head of Preservation presents newest acquisitions to attendees.
Celebration of Library attendees browse the Academy Library's most recent acquisitions.
Celebration of Library attendees browse the Academy Library's most recent acquisitions.
Celebration of Library attendees browse the Academy Library's most recent acquisitions.
Celebration of Library attendees browse the Academy Library's most recent acquisitions.
Anne Garner, Curator presents acquisitions to Library donors.
Anne Garner, Curator presents acquisitions to Library donors.
Dr. Paul Theerman, Director interacts with Academy Library donors.
Dr. Paul Theerman, Director interacts with Academy Library donors.
Celebration of Library attendees browse the Academy Library's most recent acquisitions.
Celebration of Library attendees browse the Academy Library's most recent acquisitions.
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