Supplementary material to accompany 'Science, Time & Community: A Digital Exhibition', a project researched by the M. Phil. candidates in Reformation and Enlightenment Studies 2005/6 which
concentrated its inquiry on a specific aspect of early modern cosmology:
the fusion and interchange of
1.perceptions of time (including eschatological dimensions, age of the world, end of creation) and the use of
predictors of the future by means of astronomy/astrology and the interpretation of monstrous births
2.attempts to build a golden age, an ideal society, the creative imagination of improvers and ways in which early
modern science assisted or cut across those attempts: mathematical principles to be identified in the harmony
of the spheres and applied to human construction (such as fortifications and ideal cities), alchemy and geology,
3. the impact of both - perceptions of time and exploration of early modern science - on the various experiences
of community life and its transformation.
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