HomeMediaeval Latin Mathematics

HomeMediaeval Latin Mathematics

*  *  *

Published on Thursday, February 09, 2023

Abstract

Methodos issue 25/2025, “Mediaeval Latin Mathematics”, welcomes studies and editions of mathematical texts from the Latin Middle Ages, a field which has received comparatively less scholarly attention than its Arabic counterpart or, for that matter, other disciplines within the Latin traditions (such as logic and dialectic, for instance). Insofar as Mediaeval mathematics encompassed not only arithmetics and geometry but also astronomy, music, optics and mechanics, the call for papers is open to studies which concern themselves with all mediaeval texts which, while they belong to other disciplines as well (natural and moral philosophy, theology, logic, etc.), rely heavily on mathematical lore and practice.

Announcement

Argument

Methodos issue 25/2025, “Mediaeval Latin Mathematics”, welcomes studies and editions of mathematical texts from the Latin Middle Ages, a field which has received comparatively less scholarly attention than its Arabic counterpart or, for that matter, other disciplines within the Latin traditions (such as logic and dialectic, for instance). Whilst the like of Campano da Novara, Jean de Murs, Thomas Bradwardine or Nicole Oresme have been extensively edited and studied in recent years, much remains to be explored, starting with a number of issues which still goes largely unanswered – just to mention a few in no particular order: how come that, despite the fact that the University of Oxford and the University of Paris have followed very similar patterns in other fields, their mathematical curricula until at least the second quarter of the 14th century did not evolve at a comparable pace and Oxford’s interest in mathematics appears to be comparatively earlier and more substantial? To what extent is it plausible to assume an Oxonian influence on later 14th century Parisian growing interest in mathematics? How did Arabic mathematics enter the Latin world and to what extent did it played a role within and without Universities in Italy, France, England and Central Europe? To what extent did mathematics make its way into other disciplines and inspired methods and approaches in other fields of the mediaeval encyclopedia?

Insofar as Mediaeval mathematics encompassed not only arithmetics and geometry but also astronomy, music, optics and mechanics, the call for papers is open to studies which concern themselves with all mediaeval texts which, while they belong to other disciplines as well (natural and moral philosophy, theology, logic, etc.), rely heavily on mathematical lore and practice. Cross-cultural approaches and issues are all the more welcome since mathematics played a pivotal role in the knowledge transfers involved in the translation of Arabic scientific texts into Latin.

Editors

  • Leone Gazziero, université de Lille
  • Anne Dourlens, université de Lille

Submission guidelines

Paper Proposals Submission Deadline: 20 January 2024

Paper proposals (2,500 characters) are to be sent electronically, in Word and PDF formats, to: Leone Gazziero (leone.gazziero@univ-lille.fr) and Anne Dourlens (anne.dourlens@univ-lille.fr).

Papers Submission Deadline: 20 June 2024

Once a proposal has been accepted, authors will send their text in accordance with the guidelines described under “Author guidelines” (http://methodos.revues.org/2124).

Accepted languages: English, French, German, Italian.

Journal’s editorial board

Christian Berner (Univ. Paris Nanterre), Magali Bessone (Univ. Paris 1), Laurent Cesalli (Univ. Genève), Véronique Decaix (Univ. Paris 1), Dimitri El Murr (ENS Paris), Daria Francobandiera (Univ. Lille), Marie-Hélène Gauthier-Muzellec (Univ. Amiens), Nadja Germann (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Allemagne), Frédérique Ildefonse (CNRS, Paris), Michelle Lecolle (Paris 3 Sorbonne nouvelle), Claudio Majolino (Univ. Lille), Edouard Mehl (Univ. Strasbourg), Katia Paykin (Univ. Lille), Alexa Piqueux (Univ. Paris 10), Gabrielle Radica (Univ. Lille), François Renaud (Univ. Moncton, Canada), Anne-Lise Rey (Univ. Paris Nanterre), Philippe Sabot (Univ. Lille), Gerhard Schaden (Univ. Lille), Holger Schmid (Univ. Lille), Bernard Sève (Univ. Lille), Christina Thomsen-Thörnqvist (Univ. Gothenburg, Göteborg, Suède), Sarah Troche (Univ. Lille), Luisa Valente (Univ. di Roma La Sapienza, Italie), Lucien Vinciguerra (Univ. Lille).

Journal’s scientific committee

Daniel Andler (Univ. Paris IV), Anouk Barberousse (Sorbonne Univ.), Joël Biard (Univ. Tours, CESR), Fabienne Blaise (Région Académique du Grand Est), Michel Blay (ENS Lyon), Angelo Casanova (Univ. Florence), Walter Cavini (Univ. Bologne, Italie), Vittorio Citti (Univ. Trente, Italie), Rita Copeland (Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphie, USA), Claire Crignon (Sorbonne Univ.), Christine Daigle (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), Lia Formigari (Univ. di Roma La Sapienza, Italie), Nathalie Frogneux (Univ. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique), Katerina Ierodiakonou (Univ. Athènes, Grèce), Julia Jansen (Archives Husserl, Leuven), Pierre Judet de La Combe (CNRS, EHESS), Christoph König (Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, Allemagne), Marianne Massin (Sorbonne Univ.), Glenn Most (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italie), Pietro Pucci (Cornell Univ., USA), Irène Rosier-Catach (CNRS, Paris), David Sedley (Univ. Cambridge), Bernard Vitrac (CNRS, Paris), Heinz Wismann (EHESS, Paris).


Date(s)

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024

Keywords

  • Latin Middle Ages, Mathematics, philosophy, knowledge

Contact(s)

  • Leone Gazziero
    courriel : leone [dot] gazziero [at] univ-lille [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Anne Dourlens
    courriel : anne [dot] dourlens [at] univ-lille [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Mediaeval Latin Mathematics », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, February 09, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1ail

Archive this announcement

  • Google Agenda
  • iCal
Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search