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The Antikythera Mechanism and its place in the history of science, technology and ideas


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Friday, 31 July 2009 - 8:30pm - Saturday, 1 August 2009 - 10:30pm
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Budapest University of Technology and Economics

This conference is organized by Alexander Jones and Yanis Bitsakis, within the scope of the XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology (General theme: Ideas and Instruments in Social Context). The date of the Symposium is July 31 and August 1st. See also this plenary lecture on August 2nd and this lecture on July 29.
This is the final program. Schedule and more details on the attached file [final update: 21 June 2009]

First Session: Discovery and Background. Chairman: Mike Edmunds

The Antikythera shipwreck, the treasure and the fragments of the Mechanism.
Mary Zafeiropoulou (National Archaeological Museum, Greece), Panagiotis Mitropoulos (University of Athens, Greece).

Prerequisites for the Antikythera Mechanism to be constructed in the 2nd century BCE.
Theodossios Tassios (National Technical University of Athens, Greece).

The Antikythera Mechanism: the first mechanical universe.
Xenophon Moussas (Athens University, Greece).

Second Session: The Mechanism. Chairman: Mike Edmunds

The Antikythera Mechanism: An Instrument of Mathematical Astronomy.
Tony Freeth (The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, UK and Greece).

A practical approach to studying the Antikythera Mechanism.
Michael Wright (Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine, Imperial College, UK).

A new model of the Antikythera Mechanism.
Kyriakos Efstathiou, Theodora Zacharopoulou, Magdalini Anastasiou and John-Hugh Seiradakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

The solar anomaly and the Venus display on the Antikythera mechanism.
James Evans (University of Puget Sound, USA).

Third Session: The Inscriptions. Chairman: Alexander Jones

The inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism.
Yanis Bitsakis (The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project and University of Athens, UK and Greece), Agamemnon Tselikas (Centre for History and Palaeography, Greece) and Alexander Jones (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, USA).

The Front Cover Plate of the Antikythera Mechanism.
Agamemnon Tselikas (Centre for History and Palaeography, Greece).

The Eclipse inscriptions within the context of ancient astronomy.
John Steele (Brown University, USA).

The parapegma of the Antikythera Mechanism.
Tony Freeth (The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, UK and Greece), Alexander Jones (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, USA) and Yanis Bitsakis (The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project and University of Athens, UK and Greece).

Astronomical implications of the Parapegma of the Antikythera Mechanism.
Magdalini Anastasiou and John-Hugh Seiradakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

The Antikythera Parapegma.
Daryn Lehoux (Queen's University, Canada).

Fourth Session: The Mechanism in Context. Chairman: Theodossios Tassios

Mechanics, Thought and the Marketplace - The Antikythera Mechanism in context.
Mike Edmunds (Cardiff University and The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, UK).

Instructions for the Instrument Maker? Ptolemy's Planetary Hypotheses and Mechanical Representations.
Elizabeth Burns (University of Toronto, Canada).

A comparison between the Antikythera Mechanism and the Astrolabe.
Flora Vafea, Egypt.

Une fille d'Anticythère : La calotte zodiacale de Chevroches et ses cousins bourguignons.
Frédéric Devevey (INRAP, UMR 6249 CNRS, France), Christian Vernou (UMR 5594, ARTéHIS, France), Aurélie Rousseau (Archaeologist), Pierre Causeret (Observatoire astronomique de Bourgogne), Claudine Magister (Archaeologist and designer) and Patrice Cauderlier (Université de Bourgogne, France).

The inscriptions of the disc of Chevroches into their context.
Patrice Cauderlier (Université de Bourgogne, France).

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