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NYU to Host “Writing Science: Mathematical and Medical Authorship in Ancient Greece,” April 23-24

March 13, 2009
N-335, 2008-09

New York University will host the 2009 Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, “Writing Science: Mathematical and Medical Authorship in Ancient Greece,” on April 23 (5:30-7 p.m.) and April 24 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall in Silver Center (enter at 31 Washington Place [between Washington Square East and Greene Street]).

The international conference, sponsored by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies, will consider how ancient Greeks wrote about science and mathematics. Speakers include: New York University’s Markus Asper, Alexander Jones, and David Sider; Alan C. Bowen, Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science; Serafina Cuomo, Birkbeck College, London University; Brooke Holmes, Princeton University; Paul Keyser, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; Philip J. van der Eijk, Newcastle University; and Heinrich von Staden, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study. Reviel Netz, Stanford University, and Mario Biagioli, Harvard University, will deliver the conference’s keynote address, “Authorship in Science-Ancient and Modern,” on Thursday, April 23 at 5:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8100 or email for more information. For a complete conference schedule, please click here.

Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R (8th Street)

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Research, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release


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