Prof. Floris Cohen (the Netherlands) 13.11.2019

The City of Poznan and English Philology faculty of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan invite for meeting with the author Prof. H.F. Cohen entitled "How we have become modern: what made the Scientific and the Industrial Revolution possible?". The meeting is organised as part of open lecture series "Academic Poznan" co-organised by the Department of City Development and International Cooperation of Poznan City Hall.

All interested persons are invited on Wednesday 13 November 2019, at 18:30 to Heliodor Święcicki College (English Philology faculty of the UAM), ul. Grunwaldzka 6. The meeting will be held in Upper Hall, and the lecture will be delivered in English.

Prof. Floris (H.F.) Cohen is a researcher combining vast historical knowledge with reflections on the philosophy of science, and detailed knowledge of technical issues with deeply humanist approach. His most popular reflections concern phases and breakthroughs in the development of science in ancient Greece, in the Islam civilisation, medieval Europe and in the period of Renaissance, as well as on knowledge transfers between different cultures and historical periods. Prof. Cohen is the author of numerous publications from the scope of broadly understood history of science, among others, the book entitled The Rise of Modern Science Explained. A Comparative History (2015) published by the prestigious Cambridge University Press publisher. For several years he has been associated with the Utrecht University, since 1995 he is a member of the International Academy of the History of Science.

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