UPCOMING CONFERENCE ON ASTROLABES IN MEDIEVAL CULTURES

 

 

ASTROLABES IN MEDIEVAL CULTURES

THE WARBURG INSTITUTE (LONDON)

24-25 APRIL 2014

 

ORGANISED BY: Josefina Rodriguez-Arribas and Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute) and Stephen Johnston (Oxford Museum for the History of Science)

The  TOPICS covered by this conference will be the astrolabe itself, texts on the construction and use of the instrument, and the position of the astrolabe in pre-modern cultures and societies (Islam and India, Jewish societies and medieval and Renaissance Europe).

SPEAKERS will include: Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute), Laura Fernandez Fernandez (Complutense Madrid), Stephen Johnston (Museum of the History of Science, Oxford), Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma (Stuttgart), Emilia Calvo Labarta (Universidad de Barcelona), Josefina Rodríguez Arribas (Warburg Institute), Petra Schmidl (Bonn), Johannes Thomann (Zürich), Flora Vafea (Cairo), Koenraad van Cleepoel (CNHS, Bruxelles), and Miquel Forcada (Universidad ode Barcelona).

REGISTRATION - Attendance is free of charge, but pre-registration is required by emailing (warburg(at)sas.ac.uk) giving your name, email address, and the name of your institution (if relevant).

The conference will last 1.5 days, from approx 2 pm on 24 April and then the whole day on 25 April (from approx 10.15 to 17.00).

The conference PROGRAMME will be posted  in due course (http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2013-14/astrolabes-in-medieval-cultures/).

We hope to see you there!!

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