10th of December

International conference 'Anchoring Technology in Greco-Roman Antiquity' - day 2

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International conference 'Anchoring Technology in Greco-Roman Antiquity' - day 2

Our conference on ‘anchoring technology in Greco-Roman Antiquity’ will bring together students of the ancient societies of Greece and Rome and specialists in the various disciplines that address the spread and adoption of technological innovation in the modern world: economists, sociologists, anthropologists, marketing specialists, psychologists, and philosophers studying the implications of technological innovation.

Key note lecture by dr. Miko Flohr (Leiden University): click here.

For participation, please register here.

Program Thursay, December 10
Session 4: Roman Architecture (16:00-17:00)

16:00-16:10: Introduction by Lotte Krabbenborg (Radboud University)

16:10-16:20: Bas Beaujean (KU Leuven), “Building a city: local adaptations of construction-

related technologies and practices in Roman Imperial Sagalassos (SW Asia Minor).”

16:20-16:30: Ann Koloski-Ostrow (Brandeis University), “Ill-conceived, practical, or something else?: Anchoring the technologies of sewers and toilets in a value system of First Century Roman Italy”

16:30-16:45: Discussion in Break-out rooms

16:45-17:00: Plenary discussion

17:00-17:30 Break

Session 5: Greek Temple Architecture (17:30-18:30)

17:30-17:40 Introduction by Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University)

17:40-17:50: Janric van Rookhuijzen (Utrecht University), “The old and the new in the construction of the ‘Parthenon’.

17:50-18:00: Jean Vanden Broeck-Parant (Utrecht University), “Failed innovation or tradition done right? The case of the Treasury of the Thebans at Delphi”

18:00-18:15: Discussion in Break-out rooms

18:15-18:30: Plenary discussion

18:30-19:00 Break

Session 6: Scientific Thought in Antiquity, Part II (19:00-20:00)

19:00-19:10: Introduction by Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute, Berlin)

19:10-19:20: Rabun Taylor (Univ. of Texas, Austin), “Hedging against failure: experiment, prototypes, and simulation in Roman technology.”

19:20-19:30: Marco Vespa (Université de Fribourg), “Divine agency, technical knowledge, and legitimacy of wisdom: enquiry into the automata and the possible reasons for their failure”

19:30-19:45: Discussion in Break-out rooms

19:45-20:00: Plenary discussion

20:00-20:30 After Party