Department of History Talk: The Sidereus Nuncius: Reports from the Gutters and Margins

Title page of the Martayan Lan copy of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius

Title page of the Martayan Lan copy of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius

The GSU Department of History will host a talk on Wednesday, October 10 by Prof. Nick Wilding, “The Sidereus Nuncius: Reports from the Gutters and Margins,” on his uncovering of a significant forgery during his research on 16th and 17th-century Italian history of science. For an overview of Galileo expert Wilding’s amazing story, see our earlier blog post, GSU Faculty Member Uncovers Fake Book Sold By Corrupt Library Director and the New York Times‘ coverage here.

Prof. Wilding is currently working on a biography of Venetian natural philosopher, diplomat and libertine Gianfrancesco Sagredo. He has also published a number of articles on Galileo and related topics, including, but not limited to:

Prof. Wilding’s talk will be held in Room 2131, 34 Peachtree St., from 11:50 am – 12:50 pm.

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