Lorentz Center - Stieltjes Onderwijsweek: History of Mathematics graduate course in mathematics from 6 Sep 2004 through 10 Sep 2004
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    Stieltjes Onderwijsweek: History of Mathematics
    graduate course in mathematics
    from 6 Sep 2004 through 10 Sep 2004

Monday, September 6

Monday, September 6

                                    welcome and coffee  9:30

Example 1:

10:30 – 11:00              Jan Hogendijk (Uttrecht) on Omar al-Khayyam


11:15 – 11:45              Gerard Alberts & Teun Koetsier: Introduction of the week.

11:45 – 12:30              Gerard Alberts & Teun Koetsier: History of mathematics, why and how.

13:00 lunch


14:30                           Basic data

                                    Filtering data from the (secondary) sources. A coached first approach

                                    Leading to the questions concerning the function and value of these data.

17:00                           Round up of the first day




Tuesday, September 7,

morning program held at the University Library, Leiden in cooperation with the Scaliger Institute


From 9:00 welcome and coffee in the conference room (grote vergaderzaal) at the 2d floor of the University Library, 
Witte Singel 27 (WSD- 1169) 2311 BG Leiden; http://ub.leidenuniv.nl/index_oud.html
9:30                             P.G. Hoftijzer introducing the Scaliger Instituut. 


Example 2:

9:45 – 10:15                Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis (Twente) on Huygens


10:15- 11:00                Jan van Maanen (Groningen) Mathematics of Gentlemen

11:00                           Scaliger Institute: Huygens manuscripts;

with an introduction by André Bouwman

13:00 lunch in the city


14:30                           Heroic legend

The first attempt at a full narrative, which may well turn out to be a heroic epic, naturally provokes questions

of  import and context of the story (to be addressed the next two days).


16:30                           Round up of the second day introduced by

Henk Bos (Utrecht) Getting the story finished; history as synthesis



Wednesday, September 8

Example 3:

9:30 – 10:00                Liesbeth de Wreede (Utrecht)  on Snellius


10:15                           Danny Beckers (Nijmegen) Mathematics in Learned Societies

11:00                           Excursion to Museum Boerhaave or National Archives at Haarlem

13:00 lunch


14:00                           Focus

                                    Contextualising and focusing the story. Choosing a particular

                                    perspective from which to rewrite the story.

17:00                           Round up of the third day followed by an informal dinner in town.



Thursday, September 9

Example 4:

9:30 – 10:00                Stefan Röhle (Mainz) on De Sitter


10:15 – 11:00              Gerard Alberts, Teamwork: Mathematics as Organised Research

11:15 – 12:00              Jeremy Gray (OU), How and where to put the mathematics


12:00                           Finish

As on Wednesday, plus finishing: interpretation and synthesis interrupted by lunch 13:00

17:00                           Round up of the fourth day, with comments by Jeremy Gray



Friday, September 10

Example 5:

10:30 – 11:00              Dirk van Dalen (Utrecht) on L. E. J. Brouwer


11:00 – 11:30              Final preparations


11:30 – 13:00              Presentation of results: postersession and round table



Public Lecture to close the Stieltjes Week


15:00                           Jeremy Gray (Open University UK),

                                    Hilbert and the Göttingen community

16:00                           Drinks