The GSU Department of History will host a talk on Wednesday, October 10 by Prof. Nick Wilding, “The Sidereus Nuncius: Reports from the Gutters and Margins,” on his uncovering of a significant forgery during his research on 16th and 17th-century Italian history of science. For an overview of Galileo expert Wilding’s amazing story, see our earlier blog post, GSU Faculty Member Uncovers Fake Book Sold By Corrupt Library Director and the New York Times‘ coverage here.
Prof. Wilding is currently working on a biography of Venetian natural philosopher, diplomat and libertine Gianfrancesco Sagredo. He has also published a number of articles on Galileo and related topics, including, but not limited to:
- “Galileo and the Stain of Time,” California Italian Studies (2011)
- “Manuscripts in Motion: The Diffusion of Galilean Copernicanism,” Italian Studies (2011)
- “Galilean Angels” in Conversations with Angels: Essays Towards a History of Spiritual Communication, 1100–1700, edited by Joad Raymond (2011; on order)
- “Galileo Galilei,” The Literary Encyclopedia (www.litencyc.com) (2011)
- “The Return of Thomas Salusbury’s Life of Galileo (1664),” British Journal for the History of Science (2008)
Prof. Wilding’s talk will be held in Room 2131, 34 Peachtree St., from 11:50 am – 12:50 pm.