Mathematics and Patronage

Rewley House meeting

Mathematics and Patronage

Saturday 23 June 2018 (All day)
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

Programme for Rewley 2018

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9.30 Registration and coffee.

10.00 Introduction and welcome.

10.05 Professor Rob Iliffe, Oxford: ‘Creativity and mathematical patronage in the early modern period’.

10.55 Dr Stephen Clucas, Birkbeck, London: ’Henry Percy, ninth Earl of Northumberland (1564-1632) as a patron of mathematics’.

11.45 coffee.

12.10 Dr Sulamith Gehr, Basel: The role of patronage in mathematics illustrated through the example of the letter exchanges of Johann I Bernoulli.

1.00. lunch.

2.10 Dr Irina Gouzevitch (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, EHESS, Paris)  and Dr Dmitri Gouzevitch,  (Centre D’études Des Mondes Russe, Caucasien Et Centre-Européen, Paris): ‘Mathematics for the Russian Empire under Catherine II and Paul l's Reign’(1762-1801)".

3.00 Professor Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, Agder, Norway: ‘Patronage in mathematics between private, public and dictatorial interests: from Rockefeller to the Nazis’.

3.50 tea.

4.10 Professor Ursula Martin, Oxford : ‘Modern patronage and the impact of mathematics on a global scale’.    

5.00 close.