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Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop - ND V July 5-8, 2001


The Fifth Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop will be held July 5-8, 2001 at the University of Notre Dame. The workshop is sponsored by Notre Dame's Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Notre Dame's Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, the History of Astronomy Special Interest Group of the History of Science Society, and the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society. Steven Dick and Marc Rothenberg are program co-chairs.

This year's invited guest from overseas is Helge Kragh, who will head a stellar panel on “How astronomy and cosmology became physical sciences.” Other invited sessions include the use of instruments in teaching history of astronomy; astronomy and the arts; astronomy and religion; historiography, and more. The contributed papers will cover an even wider range of periods, cultures and topics than usual.

The conference will include a book exhibit and display tables. Participants are welcome to bring materials to display. Contact Matt Dowd with regard to how much space will be needed.

Proposal Submission

Persons wishing to present work in progress papers or poster papers should submit a title and abstract of approximately 200 words to one of the program co-chairs by Feb. 15, 2001, indicating preference for oral (15 minute) or poster presentation. Proposals will be accepted in a number of forms, but because the abstracts of papers accepted for the conference will appear on the conference website, we prefer electronic submissions.

Workshop Details

Details about the 2001 workshop are available below:

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