Sunday 23 July 2017
Praia Vermelha Campus

ICHST 2017 Registration

Monday 24 July 2017
Praia Vermelha Campus

Morning ICHST 2017
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Tuesday 25 July 2017
Praia Vermelha Campus

Morning ICHST 2017
Afternoon ICHST 2017


Wednesday 26 July 2017
Praia Vermelha Campus, Room 13

13:30 Opening Session
Silke Ackermann, SIC President
Marcus Granato, LOC Chair
Session 1: Global disciplines and global networks
Chair: Silke Ackermann, University of Oxford, UK
13:45 Measuring professions and mathematical instruments in early Modern Europe
Antoni Malet, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
14:00 Studying and exhibiting instruments of global infrastructures for environmental monitoring and surveillance
Soraya Boudia, University of Paris Descartes-CERMES3, Paris, France
Sébastien Soubiran, Jardin des Sciences, University of Strasbourg, France
14:15 Discipline building with material culture: Instruments and the history of science in late 20th century Britain
Sam Alberti, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
14:30 Debate
15:00 Coffee-break

Session 2: Global instruments and global technologies
Chair: Rich Kremer, Dartmouth University, USA
15:30 Early forms of telescopes, in theory and in practice
Marvin Bolt, Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA
Michael Korey, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
15:45 The Theatrum Astronomicum of the University of Leiden according to the 1637 Astronomical records by Georg Marggrafe
Oscar T. Matsuura, MAST, Brazil
16:00 Networks of a new micro-world: Production, trade and ownership of microscopes in the early Dutch Republic
Huib J. Zuidervaart, Huygens ING (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - KNAW), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16:15 The machine that goes ‘bing’: nineteenth-century uses of telephone instruments in medicine, mining and the military
Michael Kay, University of Leeds, UK
16:30 Debate


Thursday 27 July 2017
MAST - Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences

Session 3: Instruments and politics
Chair: Sam Alberti, National Museums Scotland, UK
9:00 A device to unveil military secrets: the C.I.S.E. Cockcroft-Walton accelerator
Leonardo Gariboldi, University of Milan, Italy
9:15 Instruments of development: German teaching apparatus and practices at IIT Madras
Roland Wittje, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
9:30 Did the presence of scientific instruments affect the destiny and workload of liberated Africans? Science and freedom: new evidence about foreign engineers in nineteenth-century Brazil - Minas Gerais
Télio Cravo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
9:45 From the global to the local: technology transfer from low Earth orbit to Alabama
Emily Margolis, Johns Hopkins University, USA
10:00 Debate
10:30 Visit - MAST exhibitions, collections, archives, laboratories
12:30 Lunch break

Session 4: Local instruments, global knowledge
Chair: Roland Wittje, IIT Madras, India
14:00 Scientific instruments as tools for the transmission of knowledge: the case of a fifteenth-century treatise on the operation of the Musartan astrolabe
Pouyan Shahidi Marnani, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
14:15 The operation of scientific instruments and machines: the use of audiovisuals in exibitions
Adriana Mortara Almeida; L. Foronda; O.S. Junior; J. Q. Novo; G. B. Piedade; M. G. Almeida; D. Soquettia; D. Bandeira, Instituto Butantan - Brazil
14:30 Electromagnetic devices in early nineteenth-century Padua
Sofia Talas & Fanny Marcon, Museum of the History of Physics, University of Padua, Italy
14:45 Debate

Session 5: Heritage of science and technology
Chair: Sofia Talas, University of Padua, Italy
15:15 Science and technology heritage in Portuguese and Brazilian Museums: first results of a new comparison
Marcus Granato, Victor Abalada & Luisa Maldonado, MAST, Brazil
15:30 Managing and preserving scientific and technological heritage in Cuba: an urgent and difficult task
Claudia Felipe Torres & Lubia Diaz Bernal, University of Havana, Cuba
15:45 Cultural heritage of science and technology in Brazilian universities: an introduction to the museums and collections of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Ethel R. Handfas, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
16:00 Research institutes in Pernambuco (Brazil): disposal and preservation of science and technology heritage
Emanuela Sousa Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
16:30 Debate
17:00 Coffee break

Session 6: Instruments and the development of ideas in science and technology
Chair: Michael Korey, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
17:30 The role of instruments in the evolution of timekeeping
Taha Yasin Arslan, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
17:45 Revamping the solar system: orreries, Copernican armillary spheres, and the idea of ‘discovery’ in astronomy
Pedro M. P. Raposo, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, USA
18:00 Quantum mechanics and industrial research: the corroboration of the Casimir Effect
Ad Maas, Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, The Netherlands
Beto Pimentel, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18:15 Debate


Friday 28 July 2017
Praia Vermelha Campus, Room 13

Session 7: Instruments, developers and users
Chair: Marta C. Lourenço, University of Lisbon, Portugal
9:00 Linking past and future: Henrique Morize (1860-1930) and the National Observatory, Brazil
Maria Lúcia N. M. Loureiro & Ana Beatriz S. Cascardo, MAST, Brazil
9:15 The ‘personal’ equations of American astronomer Joel Stebbins
Dana A. Freiburger, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
9:30 Research of recent material culture of science at the MAST: the objects from the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
Janaina Furtado, MAST, Brazil
9:45 Challenges and opportunities in the study of recent heritage of Science and Technology: two examples of astronomical instrumentation
Tânia Dominici, MAST, Brazil
10:00 Debate
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 SIC Annual General Meeting
12:30 Group photo
13:00 Lunch break

Session 8: Singular instruments, multiple lives
Chair: Pedro Raposo, Adler Planetarium, USA
15:30 From the working world to the museum world: the Keuffel & Esser theodolite, Museum of Topography, Federal University of Pernambuco
Bruno Melo de Araújo, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
15:45 The three lives of the EAI 8800 Calculator: from nuclear fear to the museum
Cyrille Foasso, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
16:00 Dissemination and influence of the Zeiss Optical Planetarium in the Republic of China (1923-1949)
Nan Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
16:15 How a science artist made na impact in wave theory
Jasmin Janka, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany
16:30 Debate
16:40 Closing session
Richard Kremmer, incoming SIC President
Sofia Talas, incoming SIC Secretary
17:00 Coffee break


Saturday 29 July 2017
Praia Vermelha Campus

ICHST 2017