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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

First Ptolemy Conference, Warburg Institute 5-7 November 2015

Ptolemy’s Science of the Stars in the Middle Ages

Warburg Institute, 5-7 November 2015

 

This first international conference of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (http://ptolemaeus.badw.de) will explore the Arabic and Latin traditions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological works from late Antiquity to the seventeenth century.  

 

Organisers
David Juste (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich)
Benno van Dalen (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich)
Dag Nikolaus Hasse (University of Würzburg)
Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute)

 

Programme

Thursday 5 November 2015

10.00

Doors open and registration

10.15

Charles Burnett
Welcome address

 

Dag Nikolaus Hasse, Benno van Dalen, David Juste
Introduction to the Project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus    

11.00

Alexander Jones (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University)
The Ancient Ptolemy and the Medieval Ptolemy

11.45

Coffee break

12.15

George Saliba (Columbia University)
Long Detour or the “Devil in the Details” of the Arabic Ptolemaic Texts

13.00

Dirk Grupe (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich)
Thabit ibn Qurra’s Version of the Almagest and Its Reception in Arabic Astronomical Commentaries

13.45

Lunch

15.00

Tzvi Langermann (Bar-Ilan University)
Commentaries on the Almagest, Book I, in Arabic and Hebrew

15.45

Johannes Thomann (Universität Zürich)
Ibn al-Ṣalāḥ’s Critique of al-Fārābī’s Commentary on Almagest V.17–19

16.30

Coffee break

17.00

Flora Vafea (Cairo)
The Arabic Treatise Dhāt al-kursī Attributed to Ptolemy and Its Plausible Relation to Him

17.45

María José Parra Pérez (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich)
Creating a Catalogue of Arabic Ptolemaic Manuscripts

18.30

Wine reception
Evening buffet (speakers only)

Friday 6 November 2015

10.00

Doors open and registration

10.15

Bojidar Dimitrov (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich)
Observations on the Transmission of Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos in Syriac and Arabic

11.00

Josep Casulleras (Universitat de Barcelona)
The Attribution to Ptolemy of Methods for Solving Astrological Problems in Medieval Arabic Sources

11.45

Coffee break

12.15

Maria Mavroudi (University of California, Berkeley)
The Byzantine Reception of Ptolemy’s Karpos and the Origin of the Text

13.00

Lunch

14.15

Henry Zepeda (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich)
The Almagestum parvum and Medieval Latin Glosses on the Almagest

15.00

Nathan Sidoli (Waseda University, Tokyo)
William of Moerbeke’s Translation of Ptolemy’s Analemma

15.45

Coffee break

16.15

Carlos Steel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
William of Moerbeke’s Translation of the Tetrabiblos

17.00

David Juste (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich)
Hyleg, Alcochoden, Almuten: Calculating the Ruling Planet in the Latin Tradition

17.45

Close

Saturday 7 November 2015

10.00

Doors open and registration

10.15

Jean-Patrice Boudet (Université d’Orléans)
The Medieval Latin Versions of Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Centiloquium: A Survey

11.00

Darrel Rutkin (University of Sydney)
Optimus Malorum: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Complex and Highly Interested Use of Ptolemy in the Disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem (1496)

11.45

Coffee break

12.15

Michael Shank (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Regiomontanus vs. George of Trebizond on Planetary Order and Distances (Almagest, Book 9)

13.00

Richard Kremer (Dartmouth College)
Longomontanus, the Last Ptolemaic Mathematical Astronomer

13.45

Close

 

Registration and Payment

Please note that in order to attend this conference everyone, except the speakers/organisers, needs to register and pay online in advance.

Registration fees (which include tea/coffee breaks and lunch) are:
Standard rate: £35 for three days, or £15 for one day only
Concessions: £15 (for full-time students/retired) for three days, or £7 for one day only

To register: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2015-16/ptolemys-science  

Downloads: this programme as a PDF file, the conference poster.