Mini-Conference in Honor of David Lindberg

June 2011

Wrestling With Nature: A Mini-Conference in Honor of David Lindberg took place on June 4, 2011, at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. Eight talks appeared on the day’s schedule – seven presented by PhD students guided by Lindberg – followed by five speakers who each described “The Lives of David Lindberg.” A dinner at the new Wisconsin Institute of Discovery concluded the program.

In further celebration of Lindberg’s contributions to the history of science, a book titled Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science has been published by the University of Chicago Press. Edited by Peter Harrison, Ronald L. Numbers, and Michael H. Shank, the book “offers a fresh perspective on the history of science and on what it meant, in other times and places, to wrestle with nature.”