Presentation of the Antikythera Mechanism inscriptions

Composite image of inscriptions
Date: 
Thursday, 9 June 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Country: 
Greece

A video of the event is available here: http://www.blod.gr/lectures/Pages/viewlecture.aspx?LectureID=2878

The “Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation”, the publishers of the international interdisciplinary journal “Almagest” and the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project organize the first international presentation of the publication – special issue of “Almagest”, at the Historic Library of the "Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation", II Merarchias Str. & Aktis Moutsopoulou, Piraeus (map: https://goo.gl/maps/GEmSXFfy8Ny)

GREETINGS

Panos Laskaridis, President of the “Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation”
Efthymios Nicolaidis, Editor of Almagest Journal, President of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Mathias Buttet, Research & Development Director at Hublot SA, sponsor of Almagest’s special issue

SPEECHES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM RESEARCH PROJECT

20:00 – 20:15 Yanis Bitsakis, Physicist and Historian of Science and Technology, University of Athens, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation
Introduction to the Mechanism and the reading of the inscriptions

20:15 – 20:30 Agamemnon Tselikas, Philologist, Palaeographer, Center for History and Palaeography, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation
An emerging revelation: letters through the incisions

20:30 – 20:45 Alexander Jones, Professor of the history of the exact sciences in antiquity, Institute for the study of the Ancient World, New York University
The inscriptions of the Mechanism and ancient astronomy

20:45 – 21:00 Xenophon Moussas, Professor of Space Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Athens and John Seiradakis, Professor of Astrophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The interpretation of the Mechanism’s inscriptions by modern astronomy

21:00 – 21:15 Mike Edmunds, Emeritus Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
Who built the Mechanism and why? The inscriptions and ancient mechanics

21:15 – 21:30 DISCUSSION

Event type: 
Lectures
Language(s): 
English
Greek