Program of the 2nd History of Physics Conference  EPS/ Echophysics

Final Programme





Wednesday, September the 7th

Session 1.  16.30-18.00

  1. 1.K. Canavas, Can an eclipse save lives? A scientific motif as literary topos and its narrative transformations
  2. 2.L. Dahan-Gaida, l’Université de Franche‐Comté, Le diagramme entre écriturelittéraire et écrituresavante
  3. 3.Cl. Stainthorp, University of Birmingham, Analogy Synthetic Philosophies and Literature and science.

Thursday, September the 8th

Session 2. Thursday  10.00 -11.30

ELINAS: Metaphors, Models and Concepts in Science and Literature

  1. 1.K.Mecke, Universität Erlangen, Narrated Nature: Towards a Narratology of Physics, 
  2. 2.M.Sinding ,Universität Erlangen,  Invisible fluids, pores and sensible strings: Figurativity and fictivity in transfers of electrical-magnetic models between science and culture.
  3. 3.M. Wolff, Universität Erlangen, Paul Celan and magnetism

 Coffee Break 

Session 3. Thursday  12.00 -13.30

Poetry and science

  1. 1.D. Gamito Marques, University NOVA of Lisbon, A modernist break with tradition- Fernando Pessoa’s Malthusian Laws Of Sensibility And The Improvement Of Society
  2. 2.P.Choay-Lescar, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (PARIS VI), Walt Whitman 's anatomical autobiography
  3. 3.Α. Loukaki, Hellenic Open University, Poetry versus highway engineering in Greek mountainous space: From the visions of Angelos Sikelianos to present road construction in Northern Peloponnese

Lunch break

Session 4. Thursday  16.00-18.00

Scientists and literature

  1. 1.W.Abberley, University of Sussex, Seeing Things: Protective Mimicry and the Value of Misperception in the Victorian Naturalist's Memoir
  2. 2.J. Holmes, University of Birmingham, The Devil in the Detail: Reconstructing how Charles Darwin read Paradise Lost
  3. 3.K. Tampakis, National Hellenic Research Foundation, The once and future language: Literature, language and scientific practice in 19th century Greece
  4. 4.A.Aylward, University of Cambridge, What’s in a Word?: H. G. Wells and the Identity of the “Scientist” in British Popular Writing, 1895-1925


Session 5.Thursday  18.30-20.00

Science and science fiction

  1. 1.K. Lazos, University of Athens, Scientific instruments and Jules Verne
  2. 2.G. Vlahakis, Hellenic Open University, Political and ideological views of Jules Verne: A consideration through his books.
  3. 3.R. Meyer-Spasche, Max Planck Institute, Science Fiction Meets Reality: Hannes Alfven's 1966-vision of future computers.

Friday, September the 9th

Session 6. Friday 9.30 -11.30

Medicine and literature

  1. 1.Ji-Eun Kim, Yonsei University, Transatlantic New Woman Doctors and Medical Technologies
  2. 2.L.Talairach-Vielmas, Alexandre Koyré Centre for the History of Science and Technology, Medical Practice and the Gothic 
  3. 3.M. Simonin, New Sorbonne University – Paris 3, The writer proof against illness
  4. 4.M.Rius-Piniés, University of Barcelona, Medicine in Arabic Literature: a postcolonial view 


Session 7.Friday 12.00 -13.30

Science and literature across spaces and cultures

  1. 1.J. Hayden, University of Tampa, The Vain Follies of Philosophers: John Lyly and the Copernican Debate in Early Modern England
  2. 2.V. Schmitt, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Dr. Pascal's Scientific Credo In Zola's Eponymous Novel (1893): Epitome Of Modernity In The Late 19th Century
  3. 3.M. Terdimou, Hellenic Open University, Euclid in modern Greek poetry

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