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': Seventeenth-century 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'master-builder 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, 1551--1571
  • 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 sixteenth-century 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