THE GRATTAN-GUINNESS ARCHIVAL RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT: Award Announcement

THE GRATTAN-GUINNESS ARCHIVAL RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANT: Award Announcement

Sunday 2 October 2016

We are delighted to announce that the first recipient of a Grattan-Guinness Archival Travel Grant is Dr. Davide Crippa, for a project on the role of tractional motion in the history, didactics and foundations of calculus. The grant will help to fund several research visits to study archival material, in the form of manuscripts and models of mathematical machines, housed in various archives in Bologna, Napoli, Padova, Pavia, Venezia, and Udine, between March 2017 and April 2018. The ultimate goal of Dr. Crippa’s research is to reconstruct a relatively poorly known episode in the history of mathematics, namely the evolution of the studies on tractional motion in 18th- and 19th-century Italy. We wish him every success and look forward to reading about the results of his research in the near future.

The Grattan-Guinness Grant Committee.