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*           ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER FOR THE HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY            *
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*      Published by the Working Group for the History of Astronomy        *
*                  in the Astronomische Gesellschaft                      *
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*                    Number 25,  January 28, 1998                         *
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*          Edited by: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick <wdi@potsdam.ifag.de>          *
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Contents
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1. Editor's note

2. Journal for the History of Astronomy

3. Announcement of a New Journal: Culture and Cosmos

4. XVII International Scientific Instrument Symposium

5. Conferences 1998/99

Acknowledgements

Imprint

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Item 1                                        ENHA No. 25, January 28, 1998
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Editor's note
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No. 25 of the Electronic Newsletter for the History of Astronomy (ENHA)
will be the first one being not a complete translation of Elektronische
Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte (EMA). From now on ENHA will appear
independently, but will contain selected contributions from EMA translated
from German into English. All contributions which were submitted in English
will appear in both newsletters, but not necessarily first in EMA as it
was the case up to No. 24. When a contribution appeared first in the other
newsletter this will be indicated. The advantage will be that both
newsletters may contain rapid information without waiting for a complete
translation of the previous issue of EMA. 

Donald Bellunduno has agreed to continue doing the translations. However,
any additional help in translating single contributions would be much
appreciated. In each case the translator will be indicated. Please
contact me if you would like to help.  
                                                                    W.R.D.

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Journal for the History of Astronomy
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(From: "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 25,
16. Januar 1998, Item 2)

Journal for the History of Astronomy was founded in 1970 and is now in its
twenty-ninth year. Originally published every six months, it now appears
quarterly, together with an annual supplement devoted to archaeoastronomy.
Each issue consists of 96 pages, and is printed at Cambridge University
Press on paper suitable for high-quality reproduction of artwork. To
private subscribers purchasing copies direct for their personal use, the
annual subscription is GBP 35 ($ 70 in the Americas and Japan) for the five
issues, GBP 29 ($ 58) for the quarterly issues without the supplement.

Articles for publication should be sent to the Editor, Dr Michael Hoskin,
Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DS, UK (e-mail: MAH15@CUS.CAM.AC.UK);
books for review to Professor Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center
for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA; and subscriptions to Science
History Publications Ltd, 16 Rutherford Road, Cambridge CB2 2HH, UK (phone
and fax: +44 1223 565532; e-mail: shpltd@aol.com). Further information
can be obtained from http://members.aol.com/shpltd/index-page3.html.
A Table of Contents for the latest issues can be found at
http://members.aol.com/shpltd/index-page6.html .

                                                                  M.A.H.

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Announcement of a New Journal: Culture and Cosmos
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Culture and Cosmos
A Journal of the History of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy
ISSN 1368-6534
PO Box 1071, Bristol BS99 1HE, UK, E-Mail: culture@caol.demon.co.uk
Editor: Nicholas Campion
Deputy Editor: Patrick Curry PhD

Publication: twice a year in Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter

Subscriptions for two issues are:
Individuals: GBP 13 UK and Europe, GBP 15 overseas
Institutions: GBP 22 UK and Europe, GBP 15 24 overseas
Single issues: GBP 6.50 UK and Europe, GBP 7.50 overseas
Subscriptions: Culture and Cosmos, PO Box 1071, Bristol BS99 1HE, UK; 
   E-mail: subs@caol.demon.co.uk
Payment must be in sterling.

Visa and Mastercard accepted: we need your card number and expiry date,
the full name on the card and your mailing address.

Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of the
history of cultural astronomy and astrology. If astrology is the use of
celestial phenomena to provide meaning for human life, then cultural
astronomy is the broader use of astronomical beliefs and theories to
regulate and inform society, politics, the arts and every aspect of human
life. This encompasses the new disciplines of ethno-astronomy and
archaeo-astronomy.

The journal is independent and has been launched as a result of a feeling
for at least the last ten years that the increasing amount of research into
the history of astrology, together with the argument that the history of
astrology makes an important contribution to the history of religion, ideas
and science, now justifies a new publication. Astrology though, cannot be
narrowly defined, and has no existence outside of a broader philosophical,
religious, scientific, cosmological and social context. Hence it is felt
that the journal's scope should extend beyond the strict study of
astrology itself.

We will consider articles on any aspect of the history of astrology or
cultural astronomy, from earliest times down to the present day. Our
subjects may vary from the development of astrology in ancient Sumer, to
astral alignments in central America or the British Isles, astral mythology
in the Renaissance, the function of astrology in the arts and literature,
the political consequences of the Copernican revolution and contemporary
belief in alien abduction. We will also carry news and reviews.

Our editorial board is drawn from every area of the study of the history of
astronomy and astrology from ancient times to modern, covering all
perspectives, from scientific to religious.

Editorial Board

Dr. Silke Ackermann, Professor Anthony F. Aveni, Dr. Guiseppe Bezza,
Professor. J. Bruce Brackenbridge, Dr. David Brown, Dr. Charles
Burnett, Dr. Hilary M. Carey, Dr.  ohn Carlson, Professor Robert
Ellwood, Dr. Germana Ernst, Dr. Ann Geneva, Dr. Jacques Halbronn, Robert
Hand, Professor Norris Hetherington, Professor Michael Hunter, Professor
Ronald Hutton, Annabella Kitson MA, Dr. Nick Kollerstrom, Dr. Edwin C.
Krupp, Dr. J. Lee Lehman, Professor Kenneth Negus, Professor John North,
Professor P. M. Rattansi, Professor Francesca Rochberg, Professor James
Santucci, Robert Schmidt, Professor Richard Tarnas, Dr. David Ulansey,
Robin Waterfield, Dr. Charles Webster, Dr. Graziella Federici Vescovini,
Dr. Paula Zambelli, Robert Zoller.

Contents, Vol 1 no 1:

Robin Heath (Cardigan): An Astronomical Basis for Solar Hero Myths
Norris Hetherington (California): Ancient Greek Cosmology and Culture: A
   Historiographical Review
Alan Weber (State University of NY, Binghamton): The Development of
   Celestial Journey Literature, 1400 - 1650
Ken Negus (Princeton, New Jersey), Kepler's Tertius Interveniens
John Durant (Imperial College, London) and Martin Bauer (London School of
   Economics): British Public Perceptions of Astrology: An Approach from
   the Sociology of Knowledge

Future articles will feature:

Alexander Militarev and Lara Bobrova (Moscow): The Origin of Semitic and
   Greek Star Names
Nick Kollerstrom (London): The Original Starry Zodiac
Robert Zoller (New York): The Hermetica as Ancient Science
Jurgen Hoppman (Berlin): Melanchthon's horoscope of Luther
Edgar Laird (State University, Texas): Christine de Pizan and courtly
   controversy concerning Astronomia
Elizabeth Heine (New Jersey): W.B.Yeats, Poet and Astrologer
Milky Way Dreaming: contemporary aboriginal art of the stars

                                                                    N.C.

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XVII International Scientific Instrument Symposium
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20-25th July 1998, Soro, Denmark

Conference announcement and call for papers


The Scientific Instrument Commission (SIC) will visit Scandinavia for the
first time in 1998 when it holds its XVII International Scientific
Instrument Symposium in Denmark. The Conference will be held at Soro
Academy. Soro Academy houses Hauchs Physiske Cabinet, one of Europe's
largest cabinets of physics and chemistry from about 1800.

The conference will include three full days of papers, a full-day museum
trip to Copenhagen, a post-conference tour to the Steno Museum in Aarhus,
besides social activities. Participation by and contributions from persons
who have not previously attended the meetings of the Commission are
welcome and encouraged.

Call for papers and posters:

The Commission and the Local Organising Committee strongly encourage
suggestions for papers and posters for the Conference. There will be two
main themes for the Conference: 1. Cabinets of Physics and Chemistry, 2.
Instruments- and Instrument Makers in Scandinavia. Although these themes
will be given priority, we also welcome papers in other areas. The
language of the conference is English, although papers in other languages
may be accepted. Speakers will have 20 minutes for their paper, and there
will be an additional 5 minutes for questions. There will be provisions
for posters next to the conference room and recreational area. The titles
and abstracts of papers and posters should be sent to the conference
Office. They will be considered by the Academic programme Committee after
the closing of the deadline. The deadline for submission of titles and
abstracts is April 1st 1998. Please contact the Conference Office if you
have any queries.


The Scientific Instrument Commission

The SIC is a commission under the Division of History, of the
International Union of History and Philosophy, of Science, which is an 
organisation affiliated to UNESCO. The SIC seeks to promote interest and
encourage research in the history of scientific instruments.

President: Dr. Jim Bennett, Keeper, Museum of the History of Science,
Oxford. Vice-president: Dr. Paolo Brenni, CNR - Istituto e Museo di Storia
della Scienza, Firenze. Secretary: Dr. Peter de Clercq, Museum Boerhaave,
Leiden

The Local organising Committee: Chairman: Jan Tapdrup, History of Science
Dept., Univ. of Aarhus/Magdalen College, Oxford. General Secretary: Jorgen
From Andersen, Soro Academy. Secretary: Hanne Wagner, Soro Academy.
Committee members: Mogens Bencard, Director, Rosenborg; Dr. Kristian Peder
Moesgaard, Director, the Steno Museum; Professor Helge Kragh, History of
Science Dept. Univ of Aarhus; Jon Villadsen, Soro Academy.

Academic Programme Committee: Chairman: Professor G.L'E. Turner, Imperial
College, London. Vice-chairman: Dr. Jim Bennett, Keeper, Museum of History
of Science, Oxford. Secretary: Jan Tapdrup, History of Science Dept.,
University of Aarhus/Magdalen College, Oxford.

Further information:

Please write to the conference office for the first circular. Further
information is also avaliable on the web-page for the conference.

               http://www.sic.iuhps.org/symposium98/

Deadlines:

The second circular for the conference will be sent out in February 1998.
The deadline for registration will be April 1st 1998. Registration after
this date will be subject to a surcharge. Registration by letters received
later than 20th June 1998 is unfortunately not possible due to booking of
accommodation and staff considerations. The deadline for offering papers
and posters is April 1st 1998

Conference Office:

Please send any queries or letters to the conference office:

XVII International Scientific Instrument Symposium,
Soro Academy, Postbox. 37,
DK-4180 Soro, Denmark

Phone:  +45 5782 0135           E-mail: ievhjan@dfi.aau.dk
Fax:    +45 5782 0136

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Item 5                                        ENHA No. 25, January 28, 1998
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Conferences 1998/99
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(From: "Elektronische Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" Nr. 25,
16. Januar 1998, Item 6. Partial translations by the editor.)


Further conferences in the year 1998 were reported in previous issues of
ENHA. For a complete list of all conferences announced see the following
URL:

http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/hist_astr/ha_meet.html


6-10 January 1998, Washington, DC, USA
191st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Among the sessions:
Jan. 6, 1:00-5:00pm:
LeRoy E. Doggett Memorial Session (HAD I)
Jan. 7, 10:00-11:30am and 2:00-3:30pm:
Historical Astronomy Division, II & III
These sessions are organized by David DeVorkin, nasdsh03@sivm.si.edu
URLs: http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas191/program/
      http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas191/program/had1.html
      http://www.aas.org/meetings/aas191/program/had23.html

24-27 February 1998, Trier, Germany
Conference: "Historical-thematic cartography: concepts, methods,
applications"
Information: Martin Schmidt, schmidtm@uni-trier.de
URL: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/trier.htm

13-14 March 1998, London, Great Britain
Harmony of the Heavens
Conference organized by the British Museum and the Warburg Institute.
Invited papers from historians working in astronomy, art and music with a
strong emphasis on scientific instruments.
Information: Silke Ackermann, Department of Medieval and Later
Antiquities, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG,
phone 0171-323 8395

21-23 May 1998, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Science and travels, 35th Symposium of the German "Gesellschaft fuer
Wissenschaftsgeschichte" [History of Science Society], in cooperation
with the Dutch  "Genootschap voor Geschiedenes der Geneeskunde, Wiskunde,
Natuurwetenschapen en Techniek" [Society for the History of Medicin,
Philosophy, Science and Technology]
From the programme: H. Hecht (Potsdam): New dimensions of scientific
travels in the 18th century. Maupertuis' expedition to Lapland. -
R. H. van Gent (Utrecht): The German Clergyman Johan Maurits Mohr and his
private astronomical observatory in Batavia (Java).
Registration: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang U. Eckart,
President of the Gesellschaft fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte,
Institut fuer Geschichte der Medizin,
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg,
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany,
e-mail: Wolfgang.eckart@urz.uni-heidelberg.de
URL: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/reisen.htm

21-24 May 1998, Weil am Rhein, Germany
27th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitskreis Sonnenuhren [Sundial Working Group]
in the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Chronometrie [German Chronometric
Society]
Place: Atlas-Hotel Weil am Rhein, 1500 m from the suburbs of Basel
Fee: Non-members DM 55.00, speakers DM 35.00 (including excursion)
Cultural programme: Visits to museums and sundials in Basel (Switzerland)
and surroundings
Deadline: 31 January 1998
Organisation: Margrit und Robert Felix, Kleinhueningerstr. 170, CH-4057
Basel, Switzerland, Tel. + Fax +41 61 631 10 34,
e-mail: rfelix@compuserve.com

25 June - 1 July 1998, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
110th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Sunday, June 28: History Session: invited lectures on Astronomy in New
Mexico and on Cosmology 1948 - 1998
Inquiries to: Joe Tenn, e-mail: joe.tenn@sonoma.edu
URL: 
http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/people/faculty/tenn/ASPHistory1998.html

20-25 July 1998, Soro, Denmark
XVII International Scientific Instrument Symposium of the Scientific
Instrument Commission of the International Union of the History and
Philosophy of Science
Main themes: Cabinets of Physics and Chemistry, Instruments and Instrument
Makers in Scandinavia. Papers not related to these subjects will also be
considered. Opening lecture on Tycho Brahe by Owen Gingerich.
Tours: To Copenhagen with visits to Rundetaarn (Astronomical Observatory),
the Danish National Museum and Rosenborg (the Royal Chronological
Collections); to the Steno Museum at Aarhus.
Information: XVII International Scientific Instrument Symposium, Soro
Academy, Postbox 37, DK-4180 Soro, Denmark, Phone: +45 5782 0135, Fax +45
5782 0136, e-mail: ievhjan@dfi.aau.dk
URL: http://www.sic.iuhps.org/symposium98/
[See also the extended announcement in Item 3 of this issue.]

22 July 1998, Brighton, Great Britain
The History of Measurement. Symposium of the FIG (the International
Federation of Surveyors) ad hoc History Commission during the FIG XXI
Congress.
Themes: 18th century; introduction of the metric system in the 1790s;
introduction of the electronic distance measurement in the 1940s
Information: J.R.Smith Esq FRICS, FIG ad hoc Commission, 24 Woodbury Ave,
Petersfield, Hants GU32 2EE, England, phone/fax +44 1730 262 619,
e-mail: 101765.332@compuserve.com

18-27 August 1998, Berlin, Germany
International Congress of Mathematicians,
Section 19: History of Mathematics
Chairman of the Program Committee: Phillip A. Griffiths,
Institute for Advanced Study, Olden Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540-0631, USA
Phone: +1/609/734-8200, Fax: +1/609/683-7605, E-mail: pg@math.ias.edu
URL: http://elib.zib.de:8000/ICM

23-28 August 1998, Berlin, Germany
8th International Conference on the History of Science in China (ICHSC)
Contact Address: Welf H. Schnell
Technische Universitaet Berlin,
Institut fuer Philosophie, Sekr: 14 - 7,
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin, Germany
URL: http://station4.kgw.tu-berlin.de/

3-7 October 1998, Berlin, Germany
IXth Symposium of the International Coronelli Society
Theme: Everything related to old globes, armillary spheres, planetaria
and their makers.
Conference languages: German and English
Place: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library at Berlin)
Further programme: Excursion to Dresden to visit a special exhibition
on maps, globes, and instruments; visits to globe collections in Berlin
Contacts: Internationale Coronelli-Gesellschaft, Dominikanerbastei 21/28,
A-1010 Vienna, Austria, Fax +43 1 532 08 24.

1-7 July 1999, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
111th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Sunday, July 4: History Session: invited lectures
Monday, July 5: History Session: contributed papers
Inquiries to: Joe Tenn, e-mail: joe.tenn@sonoma.edu

11-16 July 1999, Athens, Greece
18th International Conference on the History of Cartography
'The Cartography of the Mediterranean World' - and any other aspect of
the history of cartography.
Further Information: Tony Campbell, Map Librarian and Chairman of Imago
Mundi Ltd, British Library, Map Library, Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG, UK, Phone: 0171 412 7525, International: +44 171 412 7525,
Fax: 0171 412 7780, International: +44 171 412 7780,
email: tony.campbell@bl.uk
URL: http://ihr.sas.ac.uk/maps/confmnu.html (under construction)

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Acknowledgements
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For contributions and information we thank: 

Nicholas Campion (UK), Margrit und Robert Felix (Basel, Switzerland),
Klaus-Dieter Herbst (Jena, Germany), Michael A. Hoskin (Cambridge, UK),
Jan Tapdrup (Aarhus, Denmark, Oxford, UK), Joe Tenn (Rohnert Park, CA,
USA).

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Electronic Newsletter for the History of Astronomy (ENHA)

Published by the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the
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Editor: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick <wdi@potsdam.ifag.de>

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