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Cultures of Ancient Science (conference)

15-17 March 2013 at UCL

This conference will bring together the leading international scholars of the history science of many ancient cultures to discuss the content and methodology of the study of ancient science and prospects for future research. 

The scope here is important and unique. While there are conferences on the science of individual ancient cultures, there are not conferences on ancient science across many cultures.

For more information, contact Dr Andrew Gregory (e-mail)

The programme for the conference can be found here:Programme

For conference registration (£20, £10 students, includes lunch & refreshments) please go to: Register

A map of UCL can be found here: UCL Map

A map for Senate House can be found here: Senate House Map

The conference begins in room 264, Senate House. Go to the southernmost part of Senate House then up two floors. The conference begins at 2:30, the organising team will be there from 2:00.


Prof. Geoffrey Lloyd University of Cambridge Comparative Ancient Science/ Chinese Science
Prof. Martin Bernal Cornell Greek Science
Prof. Heinrich von Staden Princeton Greek Science
Prof. Francesca Rochberg Berkeley The History of Science and Ancient Mesopotamia
Prof. Nathan Sivin University of Pennsylvania Comparative Ancient Science/ Chinese Science
Dr. Alexandra von Lieven Freie Universitat Berlin Egyptian Science
Dr. Eleanor Robson University of Cambridge Mesopotamian knowledge networks
Prof. Charles Burnett Warburg Institute Early Islamic/ Arabic Science
Prof. Vivian Nutton UCL Ancient Medicine
Dr. Serafina Cuomo Birkbeck College London Roman Science and Technology
Prof. Sacha Stern UCL Ancient Jewish Science
Dr. Stephanie Koerner University of Manchester Precolumbian Andean Science

This conference is sponsored by The Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL The Institute for Classical Studies, The Petrie Museum and the British Society for the History of Science.

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