From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 07:42:59 +0100

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 07:42:59 +0100

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 191.

Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/

www.princeton.edu/humanist/

Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 07:19:47 +0100

From: Michele Barbera <barbera_at_NETSEVEN.IT>

Subject: Call for Papers: Diagrams and Images Criticism in

Mathematical Textual Traditions

6th EU-Research & Technological Development Framework Program

BRICKS --- Building Resources for Integrated Cultural Knowledge

Services

Focused WORKSHOP: Diagrams and Images Criticism in

Mathematical Textual Traditions

Pisa (ITALY), 26th-27th November 2004

In establishing the critical text, every editor draws the rules from

a system of general and shared criteria. On the other side, there are no

shared criteria which underlie the process of editing mathematical

diagrams.

The criticism of diagrams in mathematical texts is a very complex topic

requiring the contribution of quite different skill. At first, the

relevance of the mathematical diagram in the text must be

evaluated from a mathematical and historical point of view.

Secondly, a philological approach is necessary to guide the

application of critical methods in the editing of mathematical

figures. Finally, the possibility of satisfying every kind of

editorial needs must be compared with the tools that modern

information technologies make available to the editor.

The purpose of the present workshop is to collect together

mathematical, philological and technical points of view in order to

establish a critical method in the editing of mathematical

diagrams. The workshop is strictly related to the activities of

"Digital Scriptorium" --- a work package of BRICKS project aimed to

establish a series of standards in the field of building electronic

critical editions and, more generally, of textual criticism.

The following scholars have confirmed their participation:

O.Besomi, P.Crozet, J.Dhombres, F.Furlan, E.Giusti, H.Hecht,

C.Maccagni, P.Radelet, R.Rashed, K.Saito, A.Sorci, B.Vitrac.

WORKSHOP (PROVISIONAL) PROGRAM

November, 26th (Friday)

** Presentation of BRICKS "Digital Scriptorium"

** Introduction: the problem of mathematical diagrams criticism.

** General talk dealing with the relevance of a correct critical

edition of figures for the comprehension of mathematical texts.

** Case Studies. Each speaker will underline the main features of the

diagram involved (from a philological and/or mathematical point of

view) and explain the adopted solution. A discussion will be open

after every talk in order to analyse the possibility of finding a

shared methodology and models. Some interesting cases have been

already foreseen: Galileo's "Saggiatore", Piero della Francesca's

"Libellus de quinque corporibus", Leon Battista Alberti's "Ludi

Mathematici", Euclid's "Elementa", etc.

November, 27th (Saturday):

** The day will be dedicated to balance and define an essential guide grid.

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Workshop SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Ottavio BESOMI (Zurich)

Enrico GIUSTI (Florence)

Carlo MACCAGNI (Genoa)

Pier Daniele NAPOLITANI (Pisa)

Workshop ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Veronica GAVAGNA

Paolo MASCELLANI

Pier Daniele NAPOLITANI

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For more informations, visit

http://www.brickscommunity.org/workshop

Authors are invited to submit papers to be presented in 25 minute

sessions. Please address in English to:

workshop_at_brickscommunity.org .

Only electronic submissions accepted. An acknowledgment will be

sent by Email to the corresponding Author. Deadline for the

submission: September 20th, 2004

Registration deadline: October 15th, 2004

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