After being shown the New York Public Library's newly arrived copy of The WunderCabinet last month, Lawrence Weschler contacted co-author Barbara Hodgson with an invitation to participate in a one-day symposium celebrating the multi-disciplinary character of the traditional cabinet of curiosities.
This is the third such symposium organized by Weschler, in his role as director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. The purpose of the event is to "delve back into the roots of the modern Humanities in the sixteenth century’s Age of Marvels, when the sorts of disciplines that would eventually separate out into distinct Arts and the Sciences, as currently understood, still comingled promiscuously and sometimes well nigh deliriously." Barbara will give an illustrated talk about The WunderCabinet, touching on both its inspirations and details of the project itself.
More information about this event can be found here.