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Matthias Schemmel

Research Scholar, Group Leader (Since 2003)

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Matthias Schemmel's current work includes the long-term development of spatial cognition, history of early modern mechanics, history of modern physics and astronomy, and history of Chinese science.

Projects

Mathematical Practices in Early Modern India

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The Emergence and Expansion of Preclassical Mechanics

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The Encounter of Two Systems of Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century China

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The Origin of Theoretical Science in Ancient China

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An Intellectual Life Across Disciplines

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Geometry in Flux: Thomas Harriot's Geometry of Motion

The Mechanization of Geometry: From Antiquity to the Modern Age, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; The Thomas Harriot Seminar 2014, Birkbeck, University of London

Everyday Language and Technical Terminology: Mohists – Newton – Einstein

Workshop “Terminology in (Ancient) Sciences”, Humboldt University, Berlin

Aspekte des frühneuzeitlichen Transfers wissenschaftlichen Wissens von Europa nach China

Studientag des SFB 980, Freie Universität Berlin

Transfer and Transformation: Early Modern European Science in China

Winter School "Philologies Across the Asias," Delhi

The Place of Mohist Science in a Long-Term History of Knowledge

Colloquium of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Towards an Historical Epistemology of Space

Colloquium "Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space," Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Historical Epistemology of Space: Experience and Theoretical Reflection in the Historical Development of Spatial Knowledge

TOPOI Plenary Session 2010, Humboldt University, Berlin; 2nd Workshop “Art, Space, and Mobility” of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin

The Projectile Trajectory as a Challenging Object of Study: The Case of Thomas Harriot

Workshop on “Challenging Objects,” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Stevin in Chinese: Aspects of the Transformation of Early Modern European Science in Its Transfer to China

Workshop "Go-Betweens, Translations, and the Circulation of Knowledge in the Early Modern Low Countries," UCL, London

Alvarus Thomas as a Missing Link between Scholastic and Early Modern Science

Workshop "Alvarus Thomas: Reopening the Liber de triplici motu (1509)," Lisbon

Medieval Representations of Change and Their Early Modern Application

International conference "Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic Reasoning in Early Modern Science and Mathematics," Universiteit Gent

The Transformation of Ancient Cosmological Knowledge in Early Modern Times

TOPOI “Area Tuesday,” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Das Teleskop und die Entstehung eines neuen Weltbildes durch die Transformation des Wissens

Tagung zur Fortbildung für Astronomielehrer, Universität Jena

The Role of Writing for Theoretical Reflection on Spatial Concepts in Chinese and Greek Antiquity

Workshop "Writing and the Transmission of Knowledge" Library Werner Oechslin, Einsiedeln

Der englische Galilei: Thomas Harriot und die Entstehung der modernen Mechanik als Transformation kollektiven Wissens

Kolloquium für Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Universität Bern; Kolloquium für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg; Seminar für Wissenschaftsgeschichte der deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle

Praktisches und theoretisches Wissen im ‘Mohistischen Kanon’ und der Vergleich mit der europäischen Tradition

China-Workshop: Weltbilder und Technik, International Center for Cultural and Technological Studies, Universität Stuttgart

Begriffswandel als Folge von Wissensintegration: Das Beispiel der begrifflichen Fassung des Phänomens der Schwere

DFG-Rundgespräch ‘Begriffswandel – ein interdiszipliäres Kolloquium’, Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg

Shared Knowledge and Alternative Solutions in Harriot and Galileo’s Work on Motion

22nd International Congress for the History of Science, Beijing

The English Galileo: Thomas Harriot and the Force of Shared Knowledge in Early Modern Mechanics

Colloquium of the Program in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota; The Thomas Harriot Lecture, Oxford University; Colloquium of the Institute for History and Foundations of Science, Universiteit Utrecht

The Sections on Mechanics in the ‘Mohist Canon’: Historical Issues.

3rd International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Books and Records of Science and Technology, Universität Tübingen

Was Thomas Harriot an English Galileo? Harriot’s Studies on Ballistics and the Fall of Bodies as an Example of Preclassical Mechanics

The Thomas Harriot Seminar, Durham University

England’s Forgotten Galileo: A View on Thomas Harriot’s Ballistic Parabolas

Eurosymposium Galileo 2001, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

On the Relation of Mathematics and Physics in the Early Quantum Revolution

Workshop Mathematics and Physics 1900–1930, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach

Exploring the Limits of Classical Physics: Planck, Einstein, and the Structure of a Scientific Revolution (together with Jochen Büttner and Jürgen Renn)

The Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University

Einsteins Alternativen: Fragen einer historischen Epistemologie am Beispiel der Entstehung der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

Erstes interdisziplinäres Kolloquium zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Universität Hamburg

An Astronomical Road to General Relativity: The Prehistory of Karl Schwarzschild’s Contribution

5th International Conference on History and Foundations of General Relativity (HGR 5), University of Notre Dame

Experiment und Metaphysik bei Edgar Wind [Experiment and Metaphysics in Edgar Wind’s Work] (together with Sascha Freyberg)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Karten, Globen, Kosmographien und der Weltbildwandel um 1500 [Maps, globes, cosmographies, and the change of world view around 1500] (together with Günther Görz and Klaus Vogel)

Technische Universität Berlin

Kants 'Metaphysische Anfangsgruende der Naturwissenschaft': Text und wissenschaftshistorischer Kontext [Kant’s 'Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft': The text and its place in the history of science]

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Wissenschaftspopularisierung im 19. Jahrhundert [Popularization of science in the 19th century] (together with Milena Wazeck)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Eigenständige Tradition und Wissenstransfer: Die Geschichte der Wissenschaft in China [Independent tradition and transfer of knowledge: The history of science in China] (together with Dagmar Schäfer)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Die Geschichte des Raumbegriffs von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart [The history of the concept of space from antiquity to the present]

Universität Bern

Im Grenzbereich von Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Wissenschaftstheorie: Fragen einer theoretischen Wissensgeschichte [At the borders of history and philosophy of science: Questions of a history of knowledge]

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Die Entstehung einer Wissenschaft: Mechanik von der Antike bis in die frühe Neuzeit [The emergence of a science: Mechanics from antiquity to the early modern period]

Universität Bern

Transformationen des Raumbegriffs: Die Geschichte der Vorstellungen vom physikalischen Raum von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart [Transformations of the concept of space: The history of conceptions of physical space from antiquity to the present]

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Der Ursprung der Mechanik: von der Antike bis in die frühe Neuzeit [The origin of mechanics: from antiquity to the early modern period] (together with Jochen Büttner)

Technische Universität Berlin