
Keynote speakers
 Jens Høyrup, Roskilde University, Denmark
Hesitating progress  the slow development toward algebraic symbolization in abbacus and related manuscripts, c. 1300 to c. 1550
 Doug Jesseph, University of Southern Florida, USA
The `merely mechanical' versus the `scab of symbols': Seventeenthcentury debates over the criteria for mathematical rigor
 Eberhard Knobloch, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Leibniz between ars characteristica and ars inveniendi: Unknown news about Cajori's'masterbuilder of mathematical notations'
 Marco Panza, CNRS, Paris, France
Does algebra need a (literal) formalism?
 Matthias Schemmel, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany
"Medieval Representations of Change and Their Early Modern Application
 Michel Serfati, Paris VII, France
Scientific revolution, symbolic revolution ; mathematical and philosophical aspects
Contributed papers
 Andrew Arana, Kansas, USA
Descartes' Single Motion Criterion for Geometricity
 Michael Barany, Cambridge, UK
Translating Euclid's Diagrams into English, 15511571
 Rainhard Z. Bengez, TUM, Germany
429 – “I am a fool” KEPLER’S discovery of the elliptic curve as example for the innovative interaction between vision, heuristic and symbolic mathematics
 Johan Blok, Groningen, Holland
How Diagrammatic Reasoning in Wolff's Method of Mathematics becomes Symbolic Reasoning in the Precritical
 Maarten Bullinck, Ghent, Belgium
Metalepsis: The origin of semiotics in symbolic algebra
 Olivia Chevalier, Paris, France
Symbolic algebra and the general art of solving problems in Descartes’
 Giovanna Cifoletti, Paris, France
Diophantus's algebra as a project. The Arithmetica in the eyes of sixteenthcentury mathematicians
 Katherine Dunlop, Brown, USA
Making Time Appear in the Diagram: The Opening Mathematical Argument of the Principia
 Giovanni Ferraro, Molise, Italy
Analytical symbols and geometrical figures Eighteenth century Analysis as Nonfigural Geometry
 Karen François, VUB, Belgium
Descartes’s Mathesis Universalis A concept which expresses Descartes’s authoritarian epistemology
 Norma B. Goethe, Cordoba, Argentina
Leibniz on the Art of Reasoning with Signs
 Scott J. Hyslop, Indiana, USA
Algebraic Collisions: Challenging Descartes with Cartesian Methods
 Ladislav Kvasz, Bratislava, Slovakia
The role of symbolism in Galilean, Cartesian and Newtonian physics
 Christian Leduc, Princeton, USA
Imagination, Reason, and Symbolization in Leibniz
 Maria Rosa Massa Esteve, Barcelona, Spain
The algebraic treatment of Euclid’s Elements in Hérigone’s Cursus mathematicus (1634, 1637, 1642)
 Ad Meskens, Antwerp, Belgium
Diophantos: the beginning of symbolic algebra?
 Manuel Martens, Ghent, Belgium
Giordano Bruno’s mnemonics in the Articuli adversus mathematicos
 Fatima Romero Vallhonesta, Spain
The symbolism in the earliest mathematical works written in Spanish, containing algebra
 Karin Verelst, VUB, Belgium
Nieuwentijt Infinitesimals and the Axiomatic Method: A seventeenth century attempt at formalising calculus consistently
 Roy Wagner, Israel
On the semiotic processes that enabled Bombelli’s L’algebra
