Willy Maley on Institutions and Literature in the Seventeenth Century: From the Third University to the Royal Society

The ‘Institutions as Curators’ workshop opened with a talk by Willy Maley, Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Glasgow.  Willy’s presentation began by examining the word ‘lucriferous’, a coinage of Samuel Hartlib’s circle that maps closely onto the priorities for institutional development during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Read More