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Title: Bethlehem (USA) 2013-11-14: fake Galilei
Post by hck on 06.11.2013 at 16:49:25

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How to Spot a Fake Galileo

Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 4:10pm
Scheler Family Humanities Forum (Room 200), Linderman Library, Lehigh University

Professor Nick Wilding
will present a talk about his recent work recognizing a copy of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius as a forgery.  It had been authenticated in 2011 by a team of experts as Galileo's autograph proof copy, and valued at $10M.
Nick Wilding is Assistant Professor in Early Modern History at Georgia State University. He works on seventeenth-century natural philosophy, and has published articles on Galileo, Hooke and Kircher. He has held fellowships at Cambridge, Stanford, Columbia and the American Academy in Rome, and is a Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia.

Wilding's book, Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Republic of Knowledge is under contract with Chicago University Press. Sponsored by Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries.  Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free and open to the public.  Call 610-758-3039 for more information.

Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles southwest of New York City. Lehigh is easily reached via ground transportation: Trans-bridge lines bus connects New York City to the nearest bus station, the South Bethlehem Bus Terminal. The walk from the South Bethlehem Bus Terminal to campus is short (4 blocks South, which is the uphill direction).  Transbridge Lines tickets may be purchased at the NJ Transit ticket windows, and buses depart from Gate 8 or 10 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. For detailed bus schedules please visit www.transbridgebus.com . For driving directions, please see:

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