The workshop “Teaching and Publishing Mathematics and Science in the Society of Jesus in Early Modern Europe” is being organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. The Society of Jesus was a key player in the systematic dissemination of up-to-date knowledge of science and mathematics during the early modern period. The aim of the workshop is to take stock of the scope and impact of Jesuit mathematical and scientific teaching and publishing in early modern Europe. Special attention will be paid to the question of how to assess the Jesuit’s influence in these fields in ways that go beyond the study of particular Jesuit authors or colleges. For further information on the topic, please get in touch with Volker Remmert: [email protected].
The workshop’s ambit invites interdisciplinary collaboration. Proposals for papers from all who can contribute to the topic are therefore welcome. Special consideration will be given to proposals from young scholars.
The language of the workshop will be English. Submissions must include a title, an abstract (1-2 pages) of a 20 minute presentation, and a short CV (maximum one page). Submissions should be sent to Volker Remmert at [email protected] no later than February 22, 2013.
Contributors? overnight accommodation costs will be covered. But because funds are limited, please let us know well in advance if you will need support to cover travelling expenses.
We look forward to your participation and would also be grateful if you could inform others, especially young academics, about the workshop and this call for papers.