Programme

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
14:00-14:15 Welcome by the organisers
14:15-15:00 Leo Corry (Tel Aviv): “Geometric algebra in the historiography of ancient and medieval mathematics”
15:00-15:45 Martina Schneider (Mainz): “Contextualizing Unguru’s 1975-attack on historiography of ancient Greek mathematics”
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:45 Benjamin Wardhaugh (Oxford): “Thomas Heath and the Englishing of Euclid”
16:45-17:15 Anne-Sandrine Paumier and David Aubin (Paris): “Polycephalic Euclid? Collective aspects in the history of mathematics in the Bourbaki era”
17:15-17:30 Short break
17:30-18:00 Michael Weinman (Berlin): “Reciprocal subtraction in theory and practice in ancient Greek mathematics”
18:00-18:30 Jenny Mumm (Hamburg): “Interdisciplinary workgroups on the history of mathematics in Germany of the 1920s”
Thursday, March 21, 2013
09:00-09:45 Jens Høyrup (Copenhagen): “Mesopotamian mathematics, seen ‘from the inside’ (by Assyriologists) and ‘from the outside’ (by historians of mathematics)”
09:45-10:30 Floris Cohen (Utrecht): “The Making of the ‘Mathematization of Nature’: How in the 1920s-1930s Koyré, Dijksterhuis, and Burtt came to define the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century”
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze (Kristiansand): “The noted Norwegian historian of mathematics and physics, Johannes Lohne, and the peculiarities and political conditions of his approach to Harriot, Kepler and Newton”
11:45-12:15 Eva Kaufholz-Soldat (Mainz): “A divergence of lives: Contemporary and modern portrayals of Sofja Kowalewskaja”
12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Henrik Kragh Sørensen (Aarhus): “Molding role models for the mathematical profession”
14:45-15:30 David Rowe (Mainz): “Otto Neugebauer and the Göttingen tradition”
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Brittany Shields (Philadelphia): “Memoirs, Reminiscences and Interviews: Historiography of New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences”
Friday, March 22, 2013
09:00-09:45 Jeremy Gray (Milton Keynes): “Histories of modern mathematics in English”
09:45-10:30 Norbert Schappacher (Strasbourg): “Jumping into the fire without burning yourself? On various actors’ reactions to different crises, 1914-1945”
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Maarten Bullynck (Paris): “Writing the history of mathematics in the 18th century: Forms and transformations”
11:45-12:30 Sonja Brentjes (Berlin): “History of Science in Islamic Societies as Practiced in the 19th and 20th Centuries”
12:30-12:45 Short break
12:45-13:30 Final remarks
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