République des Savoirs

Laboratoire transdisciplinaire du CNRS, ENS et du Collège de France

Wokshop: Colonial Science and Empires: Approaches from the Early Modern Spanish-Iberian and East Asia Worlds.

Détails de l’événement

Cet événement s’est terminé le 04 décembre 2023

Online workshop

« Colonial Science and Empires: Approaches from the Early Modern Spanish-Iberian and East Asia Worlds. »

4 décembre 2023



Organisé par
Helbert E. Velilla Jiménez (ENS-PSL/USAL, RdS-Mathesis, Linda Hall Library)

Argumentaire :
In this workshop, we embark on a captivating exploration of the dynamics that shaped knowledge production in the early modern period between the Spanish-Iberian and East Asia worlds. The exchange of ideas between different regions has played a pivotal role in modifying and transforming scientific thought. The focal point of this workshop lies not solely within the confines of Western European contexts, but extends its reach to encompass diverse parts of the early modern world where the understanding of nature flourished and disseminated. Notably, our discussions encompass the invaluable contributions of East Asia and the Americas to this knowledge nexus.



9:30 – 9:45: Welcome and introduction
Helbert E. Velilla-Jiménez (ENS París-USAL, Linda Hall Library)

9:45 – 10:40 Carpintería de lo Blanco: Art and Geometry Mathematical knowledge in Spanish carpentry traditions
Sebastián Molina-Betancur (U. Milan)

Cálculo y memoria. El uso de cartabones en la carpintería hispánica
Francisco Mamani-Fuentes (French Institute of Andean Studies-Perú, Bernardo O´Higgins University-Chile)

10:45 – 11:40 Mathematics, Astronomical Navigation, and Repertorios de los Tiempos

Celestial mathematics, terrestrial calculations: the quantitative cosmology of the Iberian-American repertorios de los tiempos
Sergio H. Orozco-Echeverri (U. Antioquia)

Why on Earth calculate longitude in the Early Modern period?
José M. Moreno Madrid (U. Lisbon)

11:45 – 12:05 East Asia and the Transformation of European Debates
The Tartar Moment: Martino Martini and the Globalization of Chinese Cosmopolitics
Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh (U. Cambridge)

12:10 – 12:20 Concluding Remarks
Sophie Roux (ENS Paris)

Organizer: Helbert E. Velilla Jiménez
PhD. Candidate, École normale supérieure Paris & Universidad de Salamanca Linda Hall Library Fellow
MATHESIS, République des Savoirs, ENS-PSL
Workshop information: helbert.velilla.jimenez@ens.psl.eu helbert.velilla@usal.es
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