KNIR Research Dialogue: Indigenous Epistemology and Early Modern Science

KNIR Research Dialogue: Indigenous Epistemology and Early Modern Science

The botanical and zoological compendiums “authored” by Francisco Hernández (1515-1587) are among the most important scientific projects of the early modern era. They originated when Phillip II appointed Hernández, a physician and humanist scholar devoted to Pliny, to...
KNIR Research Dialogue: Italian Colonial Museums and Collections

KNIR Research Dialogue: Italian Colonial Museums and Collections

This KNIR Dialogue, after briefly illustrating the Italian museum scene in its complexity, will focus on a few examples of museums and collections that bear witness to the continuities and fractures between liberal and fascist colonialism and how they were reflected...
KNIR Research Dialogues Francesca Diosono

KNIR Research Dialogues Francesca Diosono

Francesca Diosono (LMU – University Ludwig Maximilian, Munich) presents three examples between the third and second century BC from the research she is currently carrying on in central Italy. About Fregellae, a Latin colony founded by Rome in 328 BC in the Liri...
KNIR Research Dialogues Andrea Mammone

KNIR Research Dialogues Andrea Mammone

Can historical revisionism influence a sense of collective belonging? The unification of Italy is actually one of the most problematic subjects. Some political movements from northern Italy even grew up in contraposition with the Italian state. However, only few...