Seminar Mathematical practices in the context of the astral sciences, 2014-2015

Organized by: Karine Chemla, Matthieu Husson, Agathe Keller and Christine Proust

Université Paris Diderot , Bâtiment Condorcet, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet 75013 Paris
9:30 am to 5:30 pm –  Rooms 366 A and 483 A Malevitch, Map

Previous academic year’s programme January to June 2014 is in on page 2

Programme October to December 2014 PDF version with abstracts

October 17, 2014, Room 366 A : General mathematical practices in the astral sciences and their relation to/contrast with mathematical sources 2 : “Diagrams”
John Wee (University of Chicago) A Choice of Microcosms: Dodekatemoria Models and the Calendar Text System
Sho Hirose  (SAW ERC Project, SPHERE) Instructions for drawing on the ground in some Sanskrit sources
Matthias Hayek (CRCAO, Université Paris Diderot) Cosmograms, Temporalities, and Computations in premodern Japan
Matthieu Husson (SAW ERC Project- SYRTE-Observatoire de Paris) Emmanuel Poulle’s distinction between geometrical equatory and mathematical equatory in Les instruments de la théorie des planètes selon Ptolémée : équations et horlogerie planétaire du XIIIe au XVIe siècle

November 14, 2014, Room 483 A: General mathematical practices in the astral sciences 3 “Astral sciences and other disciplines”
Caterina Guenzi (CEIAS, EHESS) The tree of jyotiṣa and its branches. Ritual and therapeutic uses of astral sciences in contemporary India
Cristian Tolsa (Universidad de Barcelona) Ptolemy’s bridge between mathematical astronomy and Platonic philosophy
Samuel Gessner (Universidade de Lisboa) Astral sciences and the making of planetary clocks – a comparison of mechanical translations of planetary theory<
Howard L. Goodman Dynamic Domains of Activity in Early Chinese Harmonometrics and Their Astral Crossovers and Caesuras

December 19, 2014, Room 483 A: Astral sciences in context 2: “Astrology and horoscope related computation”
Hermann Hunger (Austrian Academy of Sciences)Numerical schemes in Babylonian astrology
Anne Tihon (Université Catholique de Louvain) An astronomical syntax, based on Hipparchus : the Papyrus Fouad inv 267 A
Kenneth Zysk (University of Copenhagen) Numerical Physiognomy in Ancient India
Alain Arrault (EFEO)Calendars, hemerological calculations, manuals of calendar annotations in China

Continuing on page 2 with the programme from January to June 2014