The Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop - NDV

(part of a series)

Location: McKenna Hall (View on map )


The Fifth Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop will be held July 5-8, 2001 at the University of Notre Dame. The workshop is sponsored by Notre Dame's Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Notre Dame's Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, the History of Astronomy Special Interest Group of the History of Science Society, and the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society. Steven Dick and Marc Rothenberg are program co-chairs.

This year's invited guest from overseas is Helge Kragh, who will head a stellar panel on “How astronomy and cosmology became physical sciences.” Other invited sessions include the use of instruments in teaching history of astronomy; astronomy and the arts; astronomy and religion; historiography, and more. The contributed papers will cover an even wider range of periods, cultures and topics than usual.

The conference will include a book exhibit and display tables. Participants are welcome to bring materials to display. Contact Matt Dowd with regard to how much space will be needed.

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