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Research Unit SPHERE

The SPHERE Research Unit, UMR 7219, was created on 1st January 2009 by the fusion of the CHSPAM and REHSEIS UMRs. Activities of the Units during the 2009-2012 transitional period are to be found in the archives of their respective websites CHSPAM and REHSEIS.

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Xiaoping Fang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Barefoot Doctors during the Cultural Revolution : Medicine, Politics, and Social Life in Mao’s China

March 12, 2019, 2pm–4pm, University Paris Diderot

Zoological Classifications from Aristotle to Linnaeus: Historical and lexicological approaches

March 21, 2019, 2:30pm–4pm, University Paris Diderot

On cultures of scientific practice in ancient mathematical sciences. Historical and historiographic approaches

April 10-13, 2019, University Paris Diderot

H.T. Colebrooke and the historiography of mathematics and astral sciences in Sanskrit

April 15-16, 2019, University Paris Diderot

Souriau 2019

May 27-31, 2019, University Paris Diderot

Bridging the philosophies of biology and chemistry

June 25-27, 2019, University Paris Diderot

Recent Publications

Irrationality. A History of the Dark Side of Reason
Justin E.H. Smith, Princeton University Press, 2019
Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk
Christine Proust, John Steele, (dir.), Springer, collection Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter, 2019
Intellect d’amour
Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Verdier, 2018
Mathesis universalis. Écrits sur la mathématique universelle. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Texts introduced, translated and annotated under the direction of David Rabouin (Ed.), Vrin, 2018
Fermat et les débuts modernes de la géométrie
Roshdi Rashed, Olms-Weidmann, 2018
Machiavelli on Freedom and Civil Conflict. An Historical and Medical Approach to Political Thinking
Marie Gaille, Brill, 2018
Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts
F. Bretelle-Establet, S. Schmitt, (Eds), Springer, 2018
Pathologies environnementales - Identifier, comprendre, agir
M. Gaille, CNRS éditions, 2018
An Epistemology of Noise
Cécile Malaspina, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
La mésologie, un autre paradigme pour l’anthropocène ?
M. Augendre, J.-P. Llored, Y. Nussaume, Editions Hermann, 2018
Santé et environnement
M. Gaille, PUF, 2018
Atoms,Mechanics and Probability. Ludwig Boltzmann’s Statistico-Mechanical Writings – An Exegesis
Olivier Darrigol, OUP, 2018