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The Scientific Revolution: Science and Society from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

A Summer Institute for middle and high school teachers    

June 13-17, 2011

The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus


The Scientific Revolution resulted from a monumental series of discoveries, especially those in astronomy and related fields, in the 16th and 17th centuries. The impact of these discoveries went far beyond the walls of the laboratory—it created a genuine revolution in the way Western people thought about the world. Participants in this institute will study how the revolution in science and technology was directly linked to revolutions in religion, politics, and society. They will read selections from Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, and see examples of the books they published to spread their ideas.

Application Deadline:  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 

Benefits of Participation

* Receive 3-hours of graduate non-degree credit for participating in the institute and completing assignments
* Free copies of the required texts and other reading materials
* Access to participant created, primary source-based, lesson plans about the Scientific Revolution
* A stipend totaling $100 to defray the costs of transportation, room, and board during the institute

For more information, contact the institute director:
Stuart Hobbs
This program was made possible with the generous support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities.
Image sources: top: Center: http://galileo.rice.edu/ ; others: https://gmma.osu.edu/ ; Bottom: right: https://gmma.osu.edu/ ; others: http://catalogue.museogalileo.it






Scientific Revolution Pages