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The Reception of Newton:
An international conference at the
Edward Worth Library, Dublin

Downloadable form
Thursday 12 July

9.00am-9.30am: Registration.

9.30am-9.40am: Welcome.

9.40am-10.30am: Keynote:

Prof. Mordechai Feingold (Caltech): ‘Newton a Heretic? Some Eighteenth-Century Perceptions’.

10.30-11.00am: Coffee/Tea

11.00am-12.30pm: Reading Newton:

Prof. Steffen Ducheyne (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): ‘Qui caste hanc methodum sequitur’. W. J. ‘s Gravesande’s  appropriation of Newton’s methodology’.

Prof. Sarah Hutton (Aberystwyth University): ‘Newton for all: Elizabeth Carter’s translation of Algarotti and ‘popular’ Newtonianism in the eighteenth century’.

Dr Luc Peterschmidt (Université de Lille): ‘How did Berkeley read Newton?’

12.30pm-2.00pm: Lunch.

2.00pm-3.30pm: Teaching Newton:

Prof. Michael Nauenberg (University of California, Santa Cruz):  ‘Teaching Newton’s Natural Philosophy in the 18th century’.

Dr Gerhard Wiesenfeldt (Universityof Melbourne): ‘The Practical Tradition of Dutch Newtonianism’.

Prof. Peeter Muürsepp (Tallinn University of Technology): ‘Sven Dimberg and the Reception of Newton at Tartu University’.

3.30pm-4.00pm: Coffee/Tea

4.00-5.00pm: Newton in Germany:

Dr Thomas Ahnert (University of Edinburgh): ‘The Reception of Newton in the German Lands: Eclecticism and Metaphysics’.

Dr Marius Stan (Caltech): ‘Newton’s Foundations of Mechanics in Post-Leibnizian Germany’.

Friday 13 July

9.00am-10.30am: Newton in Ireland:

Mr Macdara Dwyer (King’s College, London): ‘The most celebrated antiquarian of the present or any age’: Newton’s Reputation and an Irish Antiquarian Dispute’.

Prof. Robert Batchelor (Georgia Southern University): ‘Time, Perception and Data: Rethinking the Reception of Newtonianism in Early Eighteenth-century Ireland’.

Dr Anna Marie Roos (University of Oxford): ‘Bryan Robinson (1680-1754), Respiratory Theories, and the Atmospheric Acids of Sir Isaac Newton’.

10.30am-11.00am: Coffee/Tea

11.00am-12.30: Newton in Southern Europe:

Ms Claudia Addabbo (University of Pisa): ‘Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica in Naples’.

Dr Lorenzo Santoro (Università della Calabria): ‘Newton and Italian Jacobinism: Politics and Science on the eve of a new era’.

Dr Juan Navarro-Loidi (independent scholar): ‘Newton and the Spanish gunners’.

12.30-2.00pm: Lunch.

2.00pm-3.30pm: Newton and the Disciplines:

Dr Scott Mandelbrote (Peterhouse College, Cambridge): ‘The Legacy of Newton’s Theology.’

Prof. Robert Iliffe (University of Sussex): ‘Jean-Baptiste Biot and David Brewster: a dialogue in science and history of science, 1815-60’.

Professor Lawrence Principe (Johns Hopkins University): ‘Continental Responses to Newtonian Chemistry, Real and Imagined’.

3.30pm-4.00pm: Coffee/Tea

4.00-5.00pm: Keynote: Professor Willliam R. Newman (Indiana University) ‘A New Look at Newton’s Alchemy”.

Reception in Worth Library

Registration for ‘Reception of Newton’ conference on

12 and 13 July 2012.

€50, Standard rate: includes teas/coffees, lunches, and reception

€20, Student, OAP, unwaged rate: includes teas/coffees, lunches, and reception.

Booking in advance is essentialand we would be grateful if you could reserve your place by Thursday 5 July 2012.

To book a place: please e-mail eaboran@tcd.ieor phone 01 635 2215.

To pay: Please send a cheque to:

‘Newton Conference’,

The Edward Worth Library,

Dr Steevens’ Hospital,

Dublin8.

Cheques should be made payable to the ‘Trustees of the Edward Worth Library’.

We would be grateful if you would include the following information with your cheque:

 

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Institution:      ………………………………………………………………

 

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Rate:   (i.e. Standard or Student)    ………………………….

 

Payment in cash may also be made on the day but only if registration has taken place by Thursday 5 July.

Receipts will be provided during registration.

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