The Department of the History of Science and Technology announces an international conference on early modern cosmology to be held on the Homewood Campus (at 3505 N. Charles Street) on 15-16 May 2009.


"Cosmological Continuity and the Conception of Modern Science," focusses
on interpretations of the “new star”of 1604 (Kepler’s Nova) in the context of early modern cosmological thought. Papers explore the ways in which celestial novelties were appropriated and deployed in astronomy, astrology, theology, and other areas at the turn of the seventeenth century (1572-1618).


Invited speakers include Peter Barker (Oklahoma), Patrick J. Boner (JHU), Miguel A. Granada (Barcelona), Robert A. Hatch (Florida), Victor Navarro Brotons (Valencia), Aviva Rothman (Princeton), Bruce Stephenson (Chicago), Daniel A. Di Liscia (Munich), Rienk Vermij (Oklahoma).


For further information, contact Patrick Boner ( or Lawrence Principe (