ANGLO FRENCH SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (AFHOPOS)

‘The Early Modern Comet’

great comet

"The Two Comets of 1664-1665: A Dispersive Prism for French Natural Philosophy Principles"
Sophie Roux (ENS)

"The role of cometary theory in the development of Newton’s cosmology"
Rob Illife (Linacre College)

 

The Anglo-French Seminar in the History of Philosophy of Science (AFHOPOS) takes place once per term and each time brings together English and French historians of philosophy of science to discuss common area of enquiry. AFHOPOS is organized in collaboration between the Maison Française d’Oxford (MFO) and the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (OCHSMT).

 

The topic of the 2020 Michaelmas ATHOPOS seminar is “The Early Modern Comet” and features presentations by Robert Illife (Linacre College, Oxford) and Sophie Roux (ENS Paris, and Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellow, Christ Church, Oxford).

 

To register, please email  mogens.laerke@cnrs.fr with “AFHOPOS MICHAELMAS 2020” in the heading.
You will then receive a link to join the meeting.

 

The Anglo-French Seminar in the History of Philosophy of Science is convened by Mogens Laerke (MFO)

 

Picture: The Great Comet over Rotterdam, December 26, 1680 by Lieve Verschuier, Historisch Museum, Amersterdam