CIDRAL Public Lecture: Peter Burke, 'An Endangered Species? The Polymath in the Age of Specialization'
|Starts:||17:00 20 Feb 2018|
|Ends:||19:00 20 Feb 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This event is part of CIDRAL's 2017/18 programme, The Constraints of Creativity
Peter Burke (Emeritus Professor of Cultural History, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge), will deliver a public lecture entitled 'An Endangered Species? The Polymath in the Age of Specialization'.
Following the rise of specialization, including the division of universities into more and more faculties, departments and institutes from the mid-19th century on, one might have expected polymaths to disappear. On the contrary, the species has survived, indeed it continues to survive, despite the decline in the niches in which it makes it habitat. How has this survival been possible?
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Lecture Theatre A