The Nicolaus Copernicus
A dialogue of experts. (Kraków, 22–23
- The Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Assembly Hall
Head of the conference:
- Assoc. Prof. Michal Kokowski, Doctor Habilitatus
- European Society for the History of Science;
- The Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies;
- The Commission of History of Science of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences;
- The Commission of Philosophy of Natural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences;
- The Institute for the History of Sciences of the Polish Academy Science;
- The Tischner European University.
The idea of the conference:
The aim of the conference was to discuss the controversy associated with the discovery of the grave of Nicolaus Copernicus and the identification of his remains. Both the scientists involved in the search and the critics of this project, representing the different research centres and scientific disciplines, had been invited to present papers.
It is necessary emphasizing that the central idea of the conference was a creative academic dialogue and a dauntless struggle with different interpretations of the same facts and issues. All of this was to serve, on the one hand, as a better understanding of the results obtained until now in the search for Copernicus’ grave and the identification of his remains. On the other hand, it served to show new possibilities of deepening such research.
- the fundamental website of the conference (whith the full information on the conference);
- the poster;
- Abstracts of papers, presented during the conference;
- photos from the conference made by prof. Adam Walanus (for which I thank him warmly);
- the post-conference peer reviewed collective monograph titled The Nicolaus Copernicus grave mystery. A dialogue of experts, which was published in Polish in December 2012 and in English in June 2015; the monograph contains very important works, particularly those that question the correctness of argumentation in favor of the discovery of the tomb of Nicholas Copernicus.