Arthur Stanley Eddington – Interdisciplinary Perspectives

A workshop hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge UK

Wednesday 10th – Thursday 11th March 2004

This workshop brings together scholars from the history of science, philosophy, literary studies and the history of art, as well as physics and astronomy.

The aims are: to explore Eddington’s continuing significance for these various disciplines, to gain a richer appreciation of his life and work, and to explore ways of promoting effective interdisciplinary discussion.

Papers will be circulated in advance and all participants are asked to read these before the workshop. The emphasis will be on structured discussion, and the contribution in discussion of those not supplying a formal paper will form an equally significant component of the workshop.

Contributed papers from: Malcolm Longair, Steven French, Matt Stanley, Gavin Parkinson, Michael Whitworth, Arthur Miller, Robert Smith, Ian Durham, Alan Batten and Kate Price.

Participants with an interest in Eddington, from any discipline, including graduate students, are welcome.

The deadline for registration is 20 January 2004. To get the most out of the workshop format places are limited to 40 people.

For further details and abstracts see the CRASSH webpage,

To find out more or to register your interest please contact the convener (Kate Price, email [email protected]).