The Antikythera Mechanism: Science and Innovation in the Ancient World

Date: 
Monday, 17 June 2013 - 10:00am to Friday, 21 June 2013 - 5:00pm
Country: 
Netherlands

Workshop in Leiden: The Antikythera Mechanism: Science and Innovation in the Ancient World

The aim of this workshop is to promote a cross-disciplinary dialogue between classicists, astronomers, archaeologists, mathematicians, and historians on the subject of science and innovation in antiquity around a common theme: the Antikythera Mechanism. Our aim is to place the mechanism, and ancient science in general, explicitly in their wider cultural, literary, and scientific context. We explicitly invite scholars working on classical literature, archaeology, and ancient history who have an interest in the role of astronomy, other sciences (and pseudo-science), or education and the transfer of knowledge in the ancient world.

Read more at http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2013/570/info.php3?wsid=570&venue=Oort

Event type: 
Workshops
Language(s): 
English