Happenings: Author Kevin Birth To Lecture At The Horological Society Of New York
17th century Nuremberg Ivory Diptych sundial showing scopes for various urban areas, Italian hours, Babylonian hours, and the quantity of long periods of sunshine and murkiness (stock no. 7899, The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University).
Ottoman Pillar Dial showing equinoctial hours and time alla Turca (stock no. 7184, The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University)
About Kevin Birth
Kevin Birth (Ph.D., University of California at San Diego ) is an educator of human studies at Queens College of the City University of New York . He examines social ideas of time in relationship to discernment and governmental issues. His distributions and introductions cover a wide running cluster of themes including chronobiology and globalization, comparative schedules, timekeeping in Roman Britain, culture and memory, intellectual neuroscience, early present day tickers, thoughts regarding chickens in the Middle Ages, and current time practices and strategies. He is the writer of four books: Any Time is Trinidad Time (University Press of Florida), Bacchanalian Sentiments (Duke University Press), Objects of Time (Palgrave Macmillan), and Time Blind: Problems in Perceiving Other Temporalities (Palgrave Macmillan).
Doors open at 6:00 PM; address starts speedily at 7:00 PM. For more data, visit HSNY’s site .
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:00-9:00 PM
HSNY at the General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, between fifth & sixth Avenues, New York, NY 10036
HODINKEE is a backer of the Horological Society of New York.
Top photo: Augsburg table clock, seventeenth century. Metropolitan Museum of Art.