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Programme

Friday, November 6, 2009

  • 10.00–10.30 Registration, coffee and tea

Session 1:  Early Transmission in the East

Chair: Benno van Dalen (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)

  • 10.30–10.40 Opening words by Menso Folkerts (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
  • 10.40–11.00 Introduction by Benno van Dalen (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
  • 11.00–11.40 John Steele (Browne University, Providence RI): From numerical schemes to mechanical gears: a new form of the transmission of Babylonian astronomy to Greece
  • 11.40–12.20 Kim Plofker (Union College, Schenectady NY): “Indian” and “Yavana”: Foreign identity in the transmission of the exact sciences
  • 12.20–13.30 Lunch
  • 13.30–14.10 Hidemi Takahashi (University of Tokyo, Japan): What remains of the mathematical sciences in Syriac–From Sergius of Resh‘aina and Severus Sebokt to Barhebraeus and Patriarch Ni‘matallah
  • 14.10–14.50 Peter E. Pormann (Warwick University, UK): The formation of the Arabic pharmacology. Between transmission and innovation
  • 14.50–15.20 Tea and coffee

Session 2:  Earliest Transmission to Medieval Europe

Chair:Stephen McCluskey (West Virgina University, Morgantown WV, USA

  • 15.20–16.00 Bruce Eastwood (University of Kentucky, Lexington): Students and teachers of Latin astronomy from Roman schools to the Carolingian court and cloister into the eleventh century
  • 16.00–16.40 David Juste (University of Sydney, Australia): The transfer of Arabic and Hebrew onomancy into Latin: the case of the Alchandreana
  • 16.40–17.10 Break
  • 17.10–17.50 Pieter De Leemans (De Wulf-Mansion Centre, Leuven, Belgium): The Paradox of the Fides Interpres. Remarks on the transformation of Aristotelian Thought in the Middle Ages
  • 17.50–18.30 Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute, London): The multiple translations of Ptolemy in the Middle Ages
  • 19.30 Conference dinner

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Session 3:  From Islam to Europe

Chair: Menso Folkerts (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)

  • 09.30–10.10 Renate Smithuis (University of Manchester, UK): Transmission strategies in medieval science: the case of Abraham ibn Ezra (1089/92-1164/67)
  • 10.10–10.50 Warren Van Egmond (Tempe AZ, USA): The Transformation of algebra from Arabic to Latin to Italian
  • 10.50–11.20 Coffee and tea
  • 11.20–12.00 Stefan Schröder (Universität Kassel, Germany): The transfer and transformation of Arabic-Islamic knowledge in mediaeval European maps
  • 12.00–12.40 Sonja Brentjes (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain): The cultural potpourri of visual knowledge in portolan charts of the fourteenth century
  • 12.40–13.50 Lunch

Session 4:  Byzantium and the European Renaissance

Chair: Paul Kunitzsch (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)

  • 13.50–14.30 Anne Tihon (Université Catholique, Louvain-de-la-Neuve, Belgium): Success and failure of foreign astronomical tables in Byzantium
  • 14.30–15.10 Michael H. Shank (University of Wisconsin, Madison): In the Wake of Bessarion’s Greek Almagest: The Circulation of Ptolemy in the Fifteenth Century
  • 15.10–15.40 Tea and coffee
  • 15.40–16.20 Dag Nikolaus Hasse (Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg): The Transformation of Arabic Astrology in Renaissance Humanism
  • Jan P. Hogendijk (Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands): Parallel Transformations: Two rules of Brahmagupta in the Islamic world and the Dutch republic   THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS.
  • 16.30–18.00 Round table discussion

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