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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.

Save the date [workshops, conferences, SPHERE]

Euclid on the road transcultural
Workshop III : On Clavius’ Edition of Euclid

December 13, 2019, Université Paris Diderot

Social issues and diffusion of the History of Science

December 13, 2019, Université Paris Diderot


November 29, 2019, Centre Pantheon, Paris

The prolepse according to the epicureans
in the framework of Prolepsis, research program on precognitive knowledge in ancient philosophy

November 18, 2019, Centre Panthéon, Paris

FPMW11 2019: Eleventh French PhilMath Workshop

November 14–16, 2019, Centre Panthéon Sorbonne

Science et Démonstration: Aristote, Seconds Analytiques, Book I

November 8–9, 2019, Universities Paris Diderot & Paris 1

Study Days in honor of Michel Serfati

October 16 & 30, 2019, Institute Henri Poincaré, Paris

Measurements in the history of science
Science Festival 2019

October 10-11, 2019, University Paris Diderot

Comparative perspectives on ethical, legal and social issues of genomics in research and practice
UK-FR GENE Workshop

30 septembre–1er octobre 2019, Big Data Institute, Oxford

Leibniz’s Principle of Identity of Indiscernibles and its Repercussion in Physics and Mathematics, II

LIA France-Argentine « Identities, Forces, Quanta »

September 27-28, 2019, University Paris Diderot

2019–2020: First meeting of the Working Group Mathesis

September 25, 2019, University Paris Diderot

Recent Publications

Monographs in Tang Official Historiography : Perspectives from the Technical Treatises of the History of Sui (Sui shu)
D. P. Morgan, D. Chaussende, (eds), Springer, Cham, 2019
Les Raisons du doute. Études sur le scepticisme antique
D. E. Machuca, S. Marchand, (dir.), Classiques Garnier, 2019
The Impossibility of Squaring the Circle in the 17th Century. A Debate Among Gregory, Huygens and Leibniz.
Davide Crippa, Birkhäuser, 2019
Hommage à Jean Cavaillès
J.-J. Szczeciniarz, B. Mélès, (dir.), Hermann, 2019
Irrationality. A History of the Dark Side of Reason
Justin E.H. Smith, Princeton University Press, 2019
La stimulation cérébrale profonde, de l’innovation au soin. Les neurosciences cliniques à la lumière des sciences humaines et sociales

S. Demoulins-Canselier, M. Gaille, B. Moutaud, (dir.), Hermann, 2019
The Reform of the International System of Units (SI)
N. de Courtenay, O. Darrigol, O. Schlaudt (dir.), Routledge, 2019
Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk
C. Proust, J. Steele, (dir.), Springer, collection Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter, 2019
Intellect d’amour
G. Agamben, J.-B. Brenet, Verdier, 2018
Mathesis universalis. Écrits sur la mathématique universelle. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Texts introduced, translated and annotated, 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
Marie 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
Marie Gaille, PUF, 2018
Atoms,Mechanics and Probability. Ludwig Boltzmann’s Statistico-Mechanical Writings – An Exegesis
Olivier Darrigol, OUP, 2018