11th of December

International conference 'Anchoring Technology in Greco-Roman Antiquity' - day 3

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International conference 'Anchoring Technology in Greco-Roman Antiquity' - day 3

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 Friday, December 11
Session 7: Mathematics (16:00-17:00)

16:00-16:10: Introduction by Machiel Keestra (University of Amsterdam)

16:10-16:20: John Z. Wee (Univ. of Chicago), “The Babylonian right triangle and its meanings by Pythagoras, Plato, and Proclus”

16:20-16:30: Courtney Ann Roby (Cornell), “Cultural and cognitive anchoring in Hero of Alexandria”

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

16:45-17:00: Plenary discussion

17:00-17:30 Break

Session 8: Medicine (17:30-18:30)

17:30-17:40: Introduction by Sabine Roeser (Delft University)

17:40-17:50: Teun Tieleman (Utrecht University), “Galen’s Use of Hippocrates as an Anchor for Medical Innovation.”

17:50-18:00: Marianne Hopman (Northwestern University), “Naturalizing medical prognosis in the Prometheus Bound

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

18:15-18:30: Plenary discussion

18:30-19:00 Break

Session 9: Craftsmanship (19:00-20:15)

19:00-19:10: Introduction by Wiebe Bijker (Maastricht University)

19:10-19:20: Anna Soifer (Brown University), “Risky business: anchoring blown glass and terra sigillata production in the face of risk”

19:20-19:30: Maria Gerolemou (Univ. of Exeter), “From handbows to artillery”

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

19:45-20:00: Plenary discussion

20:00-20:30 After Party