Thursday 17th May 2018

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13:00-13:30

Introduction

Mikhail Silian, Humboldt University

             Michalis Sialaros, University of Athens                  

 

13:30-14:30

Chasing the Light: What Happened to the Ancient Theories?

                                               Isidoros Charalampos Katsos, Cambridge University

 

14:30-15:30

Is it Possible to See Darkness? Goethe and Aristotle on the Role of Light in Vision
Svetlana Mesiats, Russian Academy of Sciences

 

 

15:30-16:00

Break

 

 

16:00-17:00

Rereading Ptolemy’s Optics in Search for a Theory of Vision

Harald Siebert, Technische Universtität Berlin

 

17:00-18:00

How Similar are Shapes and Melodies in Ptolemy?

Mikhail Silian, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

19:00

Conference dinner

 

Friday 18th May 2018

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09:00-10:00

New Light on Transmission Studies: Optics in Arabic and Persian (ca. 1020s-1520s)

Elaheh Kheirandish, Harvard University

 

10:00-11:00

Extramission as a Model for Apprehension in Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī

Lukas Muehlethaler, Freie Universität Berlin

 

 

11:00-11:30

Break

 

 

11:30-12:30

Byzantine Philosophers on Vision

Katerina Ierodiakonou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

 

12:30-13:30

Colour and Light in Democritus’ Theory of Vision

Kelli Rudolph, University of Kent

 

 

13:30-14:30

Lunch

 

 

14:30-15:30

“Somewhat Diaphanous, Somewhat Thick”: Light, Color, Density, Rarity, and the Crystalline Humor in the Early Seventeenth Century”

Tawrin Baker, University of Pennsylvania

 

15:30-16:30

All the Light We Cannot See: Theories of Vision in Johannes Kepler and ibn al-Haytham – A Comparison

Sinem Derya Kılıç, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

© 2018 by Mikhail Silian

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