Historian visits campus March 20 to discuss Galileo and the Scientific Revolution

Scientific Revolution flier CWRUOn Wednesday, March 20, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will continue its yearlong exploration of how revolution is viewed through the lens of the humanities.

J.B. Shank, associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota and this year’s Baker-Nord Center Scholar-in-Residence, will present “On Which Day Exactly Did Galileo Start the Scientific Revolution?”

Shank challenges some widely held views of Galileo as the figure who launched the Scientific Revolution. His lecture will question the necessity and usefulness of this understanding while exploring how Galileo nevertheless was a brilliant embodiment of early modernity.

The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall 309. Registration is recommended by calling Maggie Kaminski in the Baker-Nord Center at 216.368.2242 or emailing bakernord@case.edu.