Programme

XXXVth Scientific Instrument Symposium

 “Instruments between East and West”

Istanbul, 26-30 September 2016

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PROGRAMME

 

 

MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

14.00

 

Registration starts at the symposium venue (Istanbul University Congress and Culture Center)

 

15.00

 

Optional visit to the Museum for Science and Technology in Islam in Sultanahmet

Those who wish to visit the Museum are kindly invited to meet at the registration desk at 3 pm.

No need to register in advance. The entrance fee (10 TL/3 Euros), which is not included in the registration fee,

will be collected at the Museum’s entrance.

 

18.30-20.30

 

Opening ceremony of the symposium and the exhibition

“Pursuing Knowledge – Scientific Instruments, Manuscripts and Prints from Istanbul University Collections”

Welcome reception

Venue: Bayezid II Museum for Turkish Bath Culture at the Istanbul University campus

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 27 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

08.00

 

Registration at the symposium venue (Istanbul University Congress and Culture Center)

 

 

Conference Hall

Room 2

09.00-09.15

 

PLENARY SESSION A – Welcome and Introduction

 

 

 

 

09.30-10.45

 

Session 1

The Migration of Objects and Ideas between the Ottoman Empire and Northern Europe in the Period 1500-1700 – Part I

 

ELMQVIST SÖDERLUND, Inga, Turkish and the Turk at Tre Kronor in the First Half of the 17th Century

 

FORSS, Charlotta, The Practice of Lending and Blending: Knowledge Construction in the Wake of a Swedish Embassy to the Ottoman Empire, 1657-8

 

KREMER, Richard L., How Did the Torquetum (or Turketum) Get Its Name?

 

Session 2

Thinking Big – The 20th Century Instrumentalised

 

 

KARABACAK, Rukiye, SABUNCUOGLU, Bizden, The Installation of First Ten Electron Microscopes in Medicine and First Outcomes in Turkey

 

GRANDIN, Karl, Atomic Age Models: Promoting National Nuclear Program at the Car Dealer

 

WEISS, Martin P.M., Shipshape Cold War: The Construction of Research Vessels in East and West Germany

 

10.45-11.15

 

Coffee Break

 

11.15-12.30

 

Session 3

The Migration of Objects and Ideas between the Ottoman Empire and Northern Europe in the Period 1500-1700 – Part II

 

ACKERMANN, Silke, Trade and Tribute – European Objects in the Ottoman Empire       

                 

JOHNSTON, Stephen, The Medium Is the Message? The Materiality of Instruments Between East and West

 

SNICKARE, Mårten, Materiality and the Formations of Identities: The Role of Ottoman Objects in Early Modern Swedish Kunstkammern   

 

 

Session 4

Instruments for the Senses

 

 

LAZOS, Panagiotis, VLAHAKIS, George, Making Visible the Invisible.Timoleon Argyropoulos’ Device for Studying Standing Waves’

 

URREIZTIETA, Carlos Calderón, Music and “An-esthetics” in the Early Modern Science: The Monochord as Scientific Instrument

 

LAIDLA, Janet, Hugo Masing’s Seismographs – From Tartu to Five Continents

 

12.30-13.30

 

Lunch

 

  

13.30-14.45

 

Session 5

Trade and Diplomacy

 

KOCAMAN, Meltem, Some Observations on the Scientific Instrument Trade in the 19th Century Ottoman Empire

 

SCHOLZE, Bernd, The Magic Lantern as Intercultural Ambassador Between Cultures and Religions: Imrich Emanuel Roth and the First Dissolving-View Shows in the Ottoman Empire, 1845/1846

 

AGERON, Pierre, Reconstructing the Moroccan Sultan’s Collection of European Scientific Instruments (19th century)

 

 

Session 6

Astrolabes Crossing Cultures, Crossing Time

 

MARNANI, Pouyan Shahidi, A User’s Guide to the Musarṭan Astrolabe: A Newly Rediscovered 15th Century Manuscript

 

LAUGINIE, Pierre, Strange “Universal” Astrolabe in a French Secondary School

 

 

 

SAFAEI, Asadollah, Describing the theory of the Earth’s rotation by using four kinds of astrolabes

 

 

14.45.-15.00

 

Coffee Break

 

15.00-16.30

 

Business Meeting and Photo

 

16.30

 

Transfer to the Greek Orthodox High School and then to Rahmi Koç Industrial Museum

 

  

 

WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

Conference Hall

Room 2

09.00-09.30

 

PLENARY SESSION B

BAGHERI, Mohammad, A History of Gnomonics in Iran

 

 

9.30-11.00

 

Agora

 

11.00-11.30

 

Coffee Break

 

11.30-12.30

 

MODERATED POSTER SESSION

 

ABD EL-SALAM, Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed, Our Ancestors Taught the World: Unpublished Instruments from the Cairo Museum

 

BAŞARAN, Vural, Scientific Instruments That Were Used and Currently in Exhibition in Ankara University Physics Department

 

ETKER, Şeref, The Young Turk and his Ophthalmoscope

 

NICOLAIDIS, Efthymios, Time Measuring Instruments of the Observatory of Paris

 

PERANI, Laura Serra, BRENNI, Paolo and GIATTI, Anna, Physics Instruments at the Enrico Caffi Museum of Natural Sciences, Bergamo

 

SOMI, Morteza, A Treatise on the Construction of Astronomical Instruments by Munajjim Ḥusaynī Gīlānī

 

ŚWİĘCİCKA, Elżbieta, The Silk Bags, Called Kese and The Unique Seals’ Capsules Called Baysa, Attached to Tatar Diplomatic Letters of the 17th Century

 

ZANETTI, Cristiano, Presentation of the Exhibition: Janello Torriani, Genio Del Rinascimento (Cremona 10th September 2016 – 29 th January 2017)

 

12.30-14.00

 

Lunch

Optional short lunch-time visit to the “Museum for the History of Pharmacy” at Istanbul University

(Meeting at the registration desk at 13.15)

 

14.00

 

Transfer to Topkapı Palace Museum (introductory visit and clocks collection)

 

17.00

 

Transfer to the Naval Museum; Visit and reception

 

 

THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

Conference Hall

Room 2

09.00-09.30

 

PLENARY SESSION C

BENOIST Christophe, DAVOIGNEAU, Jean and LE GUET TULLY, Françoise, From Samarkand to Europe, The Long Journey of Ulugh Beg’s Zij

 

 

09.45-11.00

 

Session 7

Observing with or without instruments

 

BOLT, Marvin, KOREY, Michael, Scoping Out Telescopes: The Surprises of a Familiar Instrument

 

TABATABAEI, Seyyed Hadi, The Arrival and Introduction of the Telescope into Iran Before the 19th Century

 

 

ARSLAN, Taha Yasin, Eliminating the Necessity of Using Observational Instruments on Timekeeping

 

 

Session 8

Instruments at home and abroad

 

ÜÇSU, Kaan, The Small Plane Table: An Invention by an Ottoman Military Officer

 

GOUZEVITCH, Dmitri, GOUZEVITCH, Irina, The Rise of the Scientific Instruments’ Production in Russia: From the Turneries of Peter the Great to the Instrumental Chamber of the Academy of Sciences

 

beare, steve, Alva Mason, Philadelphia Instrument Maker, 1825-1860

11.00-11.15

 

Coffee break

 

11.15-12.30

 

Session 9

Taking Measure

 

MORFOULI, Meropi, Galileo’s Time Measurer

 

 

GORNISCHEFF, Feliks, Navigational Instruments of Estonian Seamen, ca. 1860-1940

 

GÜNERGUN, Feza, DANIŞAN POLAT, Gaye, POLAT, Atilla, Measuring the Altitude with an Alla Franca Instrument: The Ottoman Engineer Feyzi’s Treatise on the Sextant

 

 

Session 10

Physics at Schools and in Laboratories

 

LAZOS, Panagiotis, VLAHAKIS, George, Scientific Instruments in the Greek Schools of Istanbul

 

LEPPIK, Lea, Georg Friedrich Parrot and His Laboratory in Early 19th-Century Tartu

 

FARZPOURMACHIANI, Abouzar, Instruments and Methods for Recognizing the Purity of a Metal Piece and Amount of Each Element in Alloys

 

 

12.30-14.00

 

Lunch

Optional short lunch-time visit to the “Museum for the History of Pharmacy” at Istanbul University

(meet at the registration desk at 13.15)

 

 

14.00-15.15

 

Session 11

Instruments and Texts Between East and West

 

AMINI, Hassan, The Mathematical Compass Between East and West

 

 

AGERON, Pierre, ABDELJAOUAD, Mahdi, Eastern and Western Instruments in Osman Efendi’s Gift of the Convert (1779)

 

POLAT, Atilla, Treatises on the Description and Use of the Sector (Pergâr-ı Nisbe) in Manuscript Collections of Turkey

 

 

Session 12

Re-working Historical Instruments and Experiments

 

WITTJE, Roland, BRENNI, Paolo, How to Make the Arc Speak? Experimenting in Electroacoustics

 

JANKA, Jasmin, A Gaze on Sounds – The Chladni Figures of Other Scientists

 

 

BERTOZZI, Eugenio, Production and Circulation of Teaching Instruments During the Twentieth-Century: The Example of the Fully-Automatized Cloud Chamber by the Officine Galileo in Florence.

 

15.15-15.45

 

Coffee break

 

15.45-17.00

 

Session 13

Far-reaching Instruments

 

 

MUSAVI, Razieh, An Iranian Quadrant for Finding Qibla

 

DANIŞAN POLAT, Gaye, A 16th Century Ottoman Compendium of Astronomical Instruments: Admiral Seydi Ali Reis’s Mir’at-ı Kâinat

 

TURNER, Anthony, A Mingling of Traditions: European Portable Sun-Dials and Islamic Dialling During the Ottoman Period

 

 

Session 14

From the Provinces to Outer Space: Instruments in Collections and on Expeditions’

 

BRENNI, Paolo, Some Unusual Instruments of a Provincial Collection

 

HUISMAN, Jan Waling, From Outer Space to Museum Floor

 

 

CHINNICI, Ileana, Italian Astronomical Expeditions to the West

 

17.00

 

Transfer to Pera Museum

 

 

 

FRIDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

Conference Hall

Room 2

09.30-10.00

 

PLENARY SESSION D

BIR, Atilla, KAÇAR, Mustafa, Taqi al-Din and Tycho Brahe: A Comparative Study of Their Observational Instruments

 

 

10.15-11.30

 

Session 15

Instruments Crossing the Seas

 

BRET, Patrice, Instruments of Knowledge and Power in Colonial Context: The Scientific Instruments in the French Occupation of Egypt, 1798-1801

 

PANTALONY, David, UMUT, Hasan, From the Ottoman Empire to Canada: Migrating Scientific Instruments Across Cultures

 

 

ABBASI, Mubashir Ul-Haq, Ancient Astronomical Instruments in Pakistan

 

Session 16

Instrumentalising the Planets

 

GAMINI, Amir Mohammad, Ancient Mechanical Instruments and the Mechanical Worldview: Greek, Islamic and Modern Science

 

KOREY, Michael, GESSNER, Samuel, GAULKE, Karsten, Dental Gaps, True Solar Motion, and the Parameters of Eccentricity: Tracing Planetary Theory in the Geometry of Unevenly Toothed Wheels Within Renaissance Clocks

 

BOHLOUL, Hamid, Kāshānī’sṬabaq al-Manātiq: The Most Advanced Equatorium Ever Designed in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times

 

11.30-11.45

 

Coffee Break

 

11.45-12.30

 

CLOSING SESSION

 

12.30-13.30

 

Lunch

 

13.30

 

Transfer to Kandilli Observatory

 

17.15

 

Transfer to pier for the Bosphorus cruise & Gala dinner

 

 

SATURDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2016

 

 

 

Full-day excursion to the Prince Islands – Visit to Greek Theological seminary collections – Lunch on the island.

Departure time and place to be announced