In timelines, Goethe timeline refers to the intellectual development, formulation, influential events, publication, advertisement, followup, criticism, and modern impacts of German polymath Johann Goethe’s 1796 human chemistry theory (human elective affinities theory), the principles of which are presented in his gestalt-layered 1809 physical chemistry based novella Elective Affinities, which, among his robust and varied 142 plus collected works publications—a set second only to that of Shakespeare, in terms of world literature representation—is his self-defined "best book".

Existence reaction
The following portion of the timeline is the depiction of things during Goethe's reaction existence (1749-1832):

 1855 c.1864 1871Nov 1875 1878Weberian Elective Affinities 1882Chemical Thermodynamics 1885 1889________________ 1890 1903___________________________________________ 1909 1921 1923Modern Chemical Thermodynamics 1926 1933 1955 1982Apr 4 1969-1990 1990 1993 1996Nov 14 1997__________________________ 1999Apr 9-10 2000Apr 18 2001_____________________________ 2004 ___________________________ 2004May 22 - Jul 03 2006 2007 2007Sep 4 2008 2009Nov 1 2010Apr 13 2010Jul 12____________________________________ 2010Dec 15 2011Jul 12__________________________________ 2011Jun-Jul__________________________________________________________________ 2011Oct 27-28 2011Dec 07 2012______________________________________________________ 2012May 7 2013Mar 21-24 Analysis:In 1855, English philosopher and literature critique George Lewes, together with George Elliot (IQ=190), supposedly, in his two-volume Life of Goethe, were the first to “analyzed” the great novella Elective Affinities. Engraving: Description: "She Sank Down Upon Her Knees" or "Ottilie on the Lake" (P2:C13); a circa 1864 depiction of Ottilie and the dead child Otto by German painter Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1802-1874); from his “Goethe Gallerie” consist of fifty paintings illustrating Goethe’s poems and life, and took him five years to complete. Commentary:American woman's rights activist Victoria Woodhull, in her 1871 "Introduction" section to the D.W. Niles English translation of Goethe's Elective Affinities, seems to have been the first to state explicitly that there is a revolution in human thought embedded in Goethe's novella, and to query about whether or not the future would see it as being scientific truth: [2] “The tale is, in a word, of the simple construction and genial and moderate character of the "Vicar of Wakefield" rather than in the exciting style of Dickens' Christmas Carols: but, everywhere, the interest is skilfully kept up, and the subtle insinuation of a great revolutionary doctrine pervades the whole, and to the thoughtful reader makes the chief point of interest. Doctrines, however, which are here merely insinuated and illustrated by allusions to science, are now so openly expounded and advocated that a portion of the community will regard the great German as too conservative, while yet, doubtless, to the great mass of readers, the radical element may startle, and in some instances offend.If this fundamental thought of the man who has proved to be the seer or prophet of science in so many other things, is also a scientific truth, the fact cannot be appreciated by the world too soon, nor its immense sweep of consequences be too clearly foreseen and provided for. It will affect the whole scope of morals and social order, whether we accept it in our theories or not, and the less hurtfully and the more beneficently, in proportion as we thoroughly study and understand the subject.” Woodhull, here, in very deep insight, one that very often passes by the modern 21st century scientist unnoticed—akin to not seeing the ships in the harbor—outlines very clearly what has come to be known as the "Goethean revolution". Review: German philosopher Herman Grimm, during his University of Berlin lecture “Study of Natural Science: The Natural Daughter and Elective Affinities”, speculates on the Spinoza and Schiller influences, and famously describes Elective Affinities as follows: “A just exposition of his views has not been arrived at, because Elective Affinities, after having been spoken of for fifty years as Goethe's most dangerous work, is to-day passed over and very little known.” Affect: German sociologist Max Weber (1864-1920), at the age of 14, read Elective Affinities in the classroom, "hiding it behind his textbook"; and went on to formulate a large amount of sociology theory, proposing that there is an “elective affinity” between important ideological, economic, and social interests, conditions, forces, and processes constituting the development of rational capitalism. Weber’s eventual reinterpretation of Goethe’s affinities model, in the sociological context, has since come to be known as the “Weberian concept of elective affinities” or Weberian elective affinities, defined as the “attractions, interactions, and similarities between individuals or disciplines and fields of research.” See also: 2013 Architectural Elective Affinities conference, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (timeline). Affinity chemistry → Chemical thermodynamics In his famous “On the Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes”, German physicist Hermann Helmholtz (1821-1894) combined the earlier chemical thermodynamics work of Willard Gibbs with his own electrochemical thermodynamics work and in effect overthrew the so-called thermal theory of affinity (1854-1870s) with the following statement: “Given the unlimited validity of Clausius' law, it would then be the value of the free energy, not that of the total energy resulting from heat production, which determines in which sense the chemical affinity can be active.” and gave the following equation formulation for affinity in relation to the direction of changes spontaneously occurring:which states that the affinities will only be active when the system of the chemical process shows a decrease in free energy F with time t.Note: this is a HUGE turning point in the Goethe timeline, in that hereafter a chemical thermodynamics language proficiency of partial differential equations becomes a "prerequisite" to the modern understanding of Goethe’s Elective Affinities; the result of which only those proficient in free energy formulation, a mathematical language acquisition which tends to result only following advanced studies in physical chemistry and chemical thermodynamics, become candidates of potential decipherment of Goethe's greatest novella; a very large roadblock, to say the least. The adjacent table shows backgrounds common to the known 39 human free energy theorists (as of 2012). Illustrated version:Norwegian-born, German educated, American European languages professor Hjalmar Boyesen (1848-1865), published his five-volume Goethe’s Works, Illustrated by the Best German Artists, of which volume five contains a fully-illustrated English translation of Elective Affinities, the cover page of which is shown below:possibly depicting putti of Prometheus (with his fire of life) scaring Cupid (with his bow of love). Review:German natural science popularize Wilhelm Bolsche (1861-1939), in his essay “Goethe’s Elective Affinities in Light of Modern Science”, argues that the novel is realistic due to its portrayal of natural forces and psychology, but that it should be seen as a predecessor to such realistic works such as George Eliot and Balzac, and is a pioneering work of literary realism. Inspiration: Spanish novelist Leopoldo Alas’ 1890 His Only Son, supposedly, is a so-called successor to Elective Affinities, said to have been inspired by the former, or something along these lines. Building on: In June 1903, Austrian philosopher Otto Weininger published his Sex and Character, in which he applied Goethe’s human chemical theory to investigate the nature of sex and character, about which he proudly commented:“I must confess to being proud that this book [Sex and Character] is the first work to take up [Goethe’s] ideas.” The following is an exemplar quote from the book:“If iron sulphate and caustic potash are brought together, the SO4 ions leave the iron to unite with the potassium. When in nature an adjustment of such differences of potential is about to take place, he who would approve or disapprove of the process form the moral point of view would appear to most to play a ridiculous part.” Four months later, on 3 Oct 1903, in the tradition of human chemistry founders and suicide, namely: Clover Adams (Henry Adams) and Werther (Goethe), and thermodynamics founders and suicide, Weininger met his reaction end by shooting himself in the heart, by taking a room in Schwarzspanierstraße 15, where Ludwig van Beethoven died. Chemical thermodynamics: In his 1909 article “Josiah Willard Gibbs and his Relation to Modern Science”, American science historian Fielding Garrison discusses Goethe’s theory in the context of modern chemical thermodynamics:“Suppose chemical substances to be represented by a number of men and women of varying degrees of strength of character and "attractiveness," and suppose the marital combinations or what Goethe called the "elective affinities" between these men and women to be determined by certain mysterious "laws." If a man strong in character should mate with a woman, weaker but otherwise "attractive," or vice versa, one set of observers might affirm that the union was due to the man's superior potentiality or masculinity, others might maintain that the real strength in the combination or "affinity" lay in the woman's "attractiveness "; or vice versa. Curiously enough, these anthropomorphisms, which seem so plausible and fascinating in Goethe's novel, are daily and hourly employed to explain the facts of chemical combination.”Garrison, interestingly, goes on to discuss this in relation to Willard Gibbs’ version of physical chemistry. Critical review:German literary critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) writes his famous essay “Goethe’s Elective Affinities”, first published by Hugo von Hofmannsthal in the Neue Deutsche Beitrage (1924/25), who is described by American Goethean scholar Astrida Tantillo, in her 2001 book Goethe’s Elective Affinities and the Critics, as “by far the most influential critic of Goethe’s Die Wahlverwandtschaften in the twentieth century.” Affinity → Free energy In 1923, American physical chemist Gilbert Lewis published his famous Thermodynamics and the Free Energy of Chemical Substances, which, by 1956, in the true-to-word comments of American chemistry historian Henry Leicester, “Led to the replacement of the term ‘affinity’ by the term ‘free energy’ in the English speaking world.”Impact: the result of this is that most modern scientists (chemists, physicists, and engineers) are completely unaware of 200-year pre-history (1718-1923) affinity chemistry framework to free energy; and as a result are completely ignorant of the concept of "chemical affinity" and hence the deeply underground and hidden nature and complexities of the Goethean revolution; a issue that is only further compounded by the two-cultures divide that has emerged by this time in the course of the fanning of bulk human knowledge (as evidenced by Helmholtz being considered the last universal genius). Genius IQ rankings: In 1916, the IQ scale was invented by Stanford psychologist Lewis Terman; in 1924, he assigned a team of psychologists, led by his new PhD student Catherine Cox, to apply the scale and IQ determination formula to the Cattell 1000, the 1894 listing of the list of the thousand most eminent individuals of history, the result of which was the 1926 book Early Mental Traits of 300 Geniuses, in which Goethe was assigned ceiling genius IQ of 210. The following comment captures this well:“One rater (M) has scored on the basis of the record of Goethe’s youth an IQ of 225. Goethe’s true IQ may in the history of mankind have been equaled in a few instances; one may well wonder whether it has ever been exceeded?”English genius studies and accelerated learning expert Tony Buzan and chess grandmaster and literature scholar Raymond Keene, in their 1994 Book of Genius, would later, independently (using a completely different 835-point scoring method), rank Goethe as the second highest intellectual of all time, with a determined IQ of 215, second only to Leonardo Da Vinci, who they assigned with an IQ of 220. Into the late 2000s, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims would latter assimilate both studies into a meta-analysis Genius IQs table, assigning Goethe with the ceiling IQ of 230. Painting:entitled “Elective Affinities”, by Belgian surrealist artist by René Magritte (1898-1967), themed on Goethe’s chemical will philosophy:“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Upgraded remake: The 1950s novel Pornographia and 2003 film adaptation, scene below, by Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), described by him as: “A descent to the dark limits of the conscience and the body” is a modern-day remake of Elective Affinities, utilizing chemical combinations models as well as Michael Faraday's 1830s lines of force models to explain lines of desire or passion. TV remake: A 1982 118-minute France, West Germany television remake: Die Wahlverwandtschaften (TV drama), directed by Claude Chabrol, first broadcast: ARD, 4 April 1982, starring Helmut Griem as Edward Otto, Stéphane Audran as Charlotte, Michael Degen as Captain Otto, Pascale Reynaud as Ottilie: Research: From 1969 to 1977, English poet turned chemistry historian Jeremy Adler completed his PhD, under the supervision of Claus Bock, on subject the hidden chemistry, chemists, and chemical reactions, such as the famous double elective affinity that themes the plot of the novella:$AB + CD \to AD + CB \,$used by Goethe in his novella to construct the human chemical reactions of each chapter; beginning with Torbern Bergman (1775); Adler, speculates, on how, e.g., the coming together of the four friends on Eduard's estate at the end of the novella is representative of the following formula:that Goethe, according to Adler, would have known from German chemist Johann Trommsdorff's 1805 Systematic Handbook of the Whole of Chemistry, which expresses Claude Berthollet’s 1800 theory of double affinity or split affinity, a theory to which Goethe commented (1827) that he had been "struggling with for years". In this sense, in the context of human chemical reaction theory, Adler is the first to depict human interactions in modern chemical equation notation; followup publications include: "An almost Magical Attraction: Goethe’s Elective Affinity and the Chemistry of its Time" (1987), "Goethe's use of chemical theory in his Elective Affinities" (1990), among others. Critical review and decoding: American Goethean scholar Alfred Steer published his Elective Affinities: the Robe of Nessus, with aims to firstly decode the book, e.g. he speculates that Goethe might have had the following chemical reaction model in mind, to write some of the chapters: and secondly making the book more accessible and impactive to the English-speaking reader; the subtitle of which taking its name from Goethe’s famous comment on how people viewed his dangerous novella as the “Robe of Nessus”: Remake (play): In 1993, British playwright Tom Stoppard (1937-) remade Goethe’s 1809 Elective Affinities, into the form of a play Arcadia, albeit with a twist: the story is juxtaposed between the years 1809 and the modern day, and involves heat, the second law, the steam engine, the “attraction that Newton left out”, etc. Remake (film):The 1996 French Les affinités électives film adaptation by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Article: In his 1997 article “The Captain as Catalyst in Goethe’s Wahlverwandtschaften”, American German literature professor Kevin Yee (1970-) attempts to argue that the Captain, in Elective Affinities, acts as a catalyst (or human catalyst) who “propels, accelerates, and alters the reaction without being affected himself.” Reaction formulations: In his 1999 conference presentation turned book chapter “Goethe’s Intensified Border”, American Goethean scholar Karl Fink, building on the earlier human chemical reaction theory work of Jeremy Adler (1969), presents tentative formulations and gives discussion of nine of the supposed thirty-six Bergman-style chemical reactions that Goethe, supposedly, used as frameworks for each of his 36 chapters. The first reaction of Goethe's novella, according to Fink, is a combination reaction, beginning with Charlotte (A) and Eduard (B) being described as being bonded by marriage, where the attachment AB signifies a human chemical bond:This changes, according to Fink, with the arrival of the Captain (C), which triggers the second reaction, the Eduard detaching from Charlotte and bonding with his old friend the Captain:The third reaction, according to Fink, is designed (by Eduard and Charlotte) to find a bonding partner for Charlotte, which is actuated by the introduction of Ottilie (D), Charlotte’s adopted niece, as discussed in Goethe's famous chapter four:The fourth reaction is the double elective affinity reaction (AD + BC → AC + BD); the fifth reaction, he says, is that stimulated by illicit bonding, the married couple conceives a child in the images of elective affinities, creating what Fink calls a precipitate (P) or PPT, using Fink’s symbols (AC + BD → AC + BD + P), along with four more reactions. Human molecular formula:American limnologists Robert Sterner and James Elser calculate the empirical molecular formula for a human (see: human molecular formula): H375,000,000O132,000,000C85,700,000N6,430,000Ca1,500,000P1,020,000S206,000Na183,000K177,000 Cl127,000Mg40,000Si38,600Fe2,680Zn2,110Cu76I14Mn13F13Cr7Se4Mo3Co1 Thus validating and confirming Goethe's 1796 conviction that in truth humans are evolved or rather “metamorphosized” types of chemical structures, whose “will”, in the summary words of vicarious student, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1818-1844): “is the same will that manifests itself in the lowest, inorganic phenomena.” Sterner and Elser published their result in the 2002 book Ecological Stoichiometry, in which they state specifically that “the stoichiometric approach considers whole organisms as if they were single abstract molecules” and that “this formula combines all compounds in a human being into a single abstract ‘molecule’”. This date might well result, in century-look-back retrospect, define the tip of the ice burg of the Goethean revolution. As summarized by American ecological thermodynamicist Jeff Tuhtan in his 28 Jan 2011 Amazon review: “whether you ultimately agree with this [theory of the human as a molecule] or not, it represents a paradigm shift in viewing our place in the world.” Critics:American Germanic studies professor Astrida Tantillo (c.1963-) publishes Goethe's Elective Affinities and the Critics, a collection of the last two-centuries of buildup, reception, critique, support and or in large criticism of Goethe's greatest work. Chemical thermodynamics:Japanese chemical engineer Tominaga Keii (1920-2009), devotes an entire section, entitled Chemical Affinity in 1806, to Goethe's famous chapter four, in his chemical thermodynamics chapter of Heterogeneous Kinetics, but in summary comments: “[Elective Affinities] did not add any scientific knowledge.” Puzzling, to say the least? Elective Affinities gallery: In 2004, Brazilian artist Tunga displayed his “Elective Affinity” gallery, at Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, consisting of half-naked dancers, classical music, amid chains and larger steel boulders with teeth embedded and detached, themed on Goethe’s Elective Affinities; depicting that breaking free of (or being forcefully ripped from) strong sexual bonds is similar to the act of getting teeth pulled, often being a painful experience for many, or for others an innocuous, sometimes pleasant, experience, depending on if one is anesthetized during the process, or not. Thims discovers Goethe:In circa 2006, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims discovered Goethe via footnote 2.5 of the 1986 work of Belgian chemist Ilya Prigogine:after previously working in the very same problem Goethe worked on during the previous eleven-years (see: Thims history: reverse engineering puzzle), albeit in terms of free energies, the two, affinity and free energy, connected by the Goethe-Helmholtz equation: $A=-\left(\frac{\partial G}{\partial \xi}\right)_{p,T}$as Thims would later come to uncover (as famously proved by Helmholtz in 1882). Thims, curiously, became so engrossed, consumed, mesmerized, and fueled by this reference, that it was not until the start of this timeline, six years later (27 Apr 2012), that Thims bothered to check the "Dobbs, op. cit" reference (Betty Dobbs, 1975)—having been busy in the follow-through of the Goethe reference, a repercussion of which are the 2,500+ articles of Hmolpedia, to cite one example. WorldCat Identities:In 2007, WorldCat Identities, which itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories, and provides online pages for 20 million plus "identities", predominantly authors and persons who are the subjects of published titles, posted the top 100 identities of the world: according to which Goethe ranked in at #2, behind Shakespeare (#1), as the world's second biggest author—followed by Bach, Lincoln, Mozart, and two mythological figures: Jesus Christ (Osiris Anointed) and Mary (Isis or “Stella Maris”) of the five-millennium world-dominating Anunian theology (Ab-ra-ham-ic theology + B-ra-hma-ic theology). Thims publishes human chemistry textbook:Within the flow state span of 18-months and 14-days, after discovering Goethe, Libb Thims produced the world's first ever textbook on the science of human chemistry, with chapter 10: Goethe's Affinities being the centerpiece of the 824-page textbook Thims publishes The Human Molecule:A short 120-page historical overview on the concept of the human molecule, Goethe's view of people, equation-free, and readable at the high school level. Well-designed cover:Oneworld Classics reprint edition (2009) of the 1960 H.M. Waidson translation (Kindred by Choice). Engineering thermodynamics lectures: American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims (2010-present) began giving invited lectures to engineering thermodynamics students on the extrapolation upwards of Goethe’s theory, through modern chemical thermodynamics, into the humanities (Goethe's picture seen below, left hand corner of diagrams): Criticism: In his 2010 history of the elements book The Disappearing Spoon, American science writer Sam Kean (c.1980-) attempts to deride Goethe’s Elective Affinities, commenting, for example: “Goethe would have been better off cutting out the science.” Moreover:“Goethe would have been crushed after his death in 1832 to learn that its science and philosophy would soon disintegrate and that people now read his work strictly for its literary value.” What a moron? (if only he could read German | →) (← | if only he understood thermodynamics)Kean's erroneous take on the situation, here, is an example of what Nicholas of Cusa calls "learned ignorance" pure and simple. Work and research: German romantic literature scholar Helmut Huhn publishes his 16-contributors filled Goethe’s Elective Affinities: Work and Research: Abstract: “In this hand-book-like collection of the timeline development of Goethe’s famous Elective Affinities, renowned scientists and experts address new questions and perspectives for the interpretation of this complex work and take stock of the research. The novel and its narrative and times are specifically examined in an interdisciplinary and accessible manner. A detailed introduction, persons, subject index, and a bibliography of research used for orientation and usability is provided.” Painting:British artist Wolfe von Lenkiewicz paints his famous "Elective Affinities" depicting a mixture of the thematics of Lewis Carol’s 1865 fantasy novel Alice and Wonderland and Goethe’s 1809 Elective Affinities. Lenkiewicz comments in interview: “In 19th century chemistry, the term ‘elective affinities’ was used to describe chemical compounds that only interacted with each other under determined circumstances. The writer Goethe employed this as a universal organising agent running across human relationships and science. I was drawn to these ideas.” Criticism: In his two-month long “Human Chemistry” blog series, Irish (openly atheist) biochemistry student Ryan Grannell describes the principles of Goethe’s Elective Affinities as a “nutty theory”, commenting for example:“I firmly believe [chemistry, physics or thermodynamics] do apply to me, in a lawly way. In fact, I am studying biochemistry, the study of the intersection of those three fields and how they relate to humans. I admire the work of Gibbs, and Schrodinger, and I enjoy reading into how the Gibbs equation explains anabolic/catabolic coupling in humans. What I do not believe is that human chemistry (Goethe’s Affinities in a Lab Coat) even qualifies as a scientific theory. It does not predict in advance whom a relationship will be formed with, rather it says after we know the details that a relationship did form, albeit in calculus. The idea bears a similarity to Aristotle’s “theory” of gravity; that an object falling is just its way of returning to its “natural place”. Although at first appealing, it tells us nothing, and is not falsifiable. Human chemistry doesn’t makes predictions because it can’t; it is far too underpowered a methodology that ignores too much of the complexity of humans.”Grannell goes on to comment, among other things, that “Goethe, despite being my favorite non-scientific author, did not present a legitimate scientific case in Elective Affinities” and that “Goethe’s affinities is not science.”Note: Grannell's objection, here, seems to be a result of critical skepticism (newly having the subject thrown at him), mixed with a very green understanding of chemical thermodynamics, mixed with a lack of understanding of why human chemical reaction theory is important to the understanding of changes of big history time-scale "states" of human existence in relation to Fritz Lipmann's 1941 concept of bond energy and energy storage and release (and coupling). Conference: The University of Bergen, Sweden, hosted a two-day Literature and Chemistry: Elective Affinities conference centered on Goethe’s Elective Affinities, with presenters including: Takaoki Matsui (“Towards the Complete Decipherment of Goethe’s Elective Affinities”), Frode Pedersen ("Demonic Affinities: On Goethe's Die Wahlverwandtschaften"), and Henrik Johnsson (“August Strindberg and the Chemical Language of Love”). Journal article: Iranian-born American chemical engineer Mohsen Mohsen-Nia, in his JHT article “A Thermodynamic Methodology for Evaluating Friendship Relations Stability”, co-authored with Iranians human scientist F. Arfaei, thermodynamicist H. Amiri, and computer engineer A. Mohsen Nia, acknowledge Goethe as the founder of the first branch of human thermodynamics:“The numbers of distinct divisional 'branches' of human thermodynamics are introduced by interdisciplinary researchers. Johann Goethe (1796) introduced 'relationship thermodynamics' to explain the relationship of physics and love in human societies (Adler, 1990; Swales, 2002).” Thermodynamics of love: In Indian chemical engineer Vamshi Regalla and American mechanical engineer Ravi Vedula’s 2012 short film “A Strange Thing Called Love” (Feb 04) turned JHT article “A Strange Thing Called Love: Chemical Thermodynamics” (May), they outline their take on the chemical thermodynamics of love, employing Thims-Pati style reaction mechanisms to explain human bonding as a reaction, commenting at the end that:“A video was made by the authors on the same concept with the title as “A strange thing called love”. The plot of this video is that a man falls in love with nine girls and that day comes when he is supposed to make a decision on choosing ‘the one’. Surprisingly in the early 1800s, Johann Goethe published a book named Elective Affinities based on a similar concept of love and marriage relations among two couples. It is a pure coincidence and the current authors actually didn’t know about it until they started preparing this article.”This is what is called a “love thought experiment”, similar to Goethe and his mid 1808 “The Renouncers”, about a hero simultaneously in love with four women, and Libb Thims’ circa 1992 Excel spreadsheet formulaic attempt to rank the top nineteen girlfriends he could possibly marry, in all three scenarios involving a person puzzling on how to ‘choose’ the correct love. Illustrated and Annotated:American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims begins work on the online version of Elective Affinities: Illustrated and Annotated, scheduled to be published as a printed book in 2013: Conference: The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is hosting a 5-day “Architectural Elective Affinities Conference”, themed on the subject of “architectural elective affinities”, which they defined as a “complex borrowing of the Weberian concept of elective affinities, namely the: attractions, interactions and similarities between individuals or disciplines and fields of research—used as a tool for grasping the development of architectural forms in the perspective of specific spatio-temporal structures.” The synopsis of the conference seems to be the following: “The elective affinities operative between architectural history and other disciplines- such as literature, history, sociology, anthropology, arts, including the photography and the cinema - have been lengthily debated in the past years. The conference intends particularly to identify these affinities, looking from inside the discipline of architecture.” Note: the conference seems to be digging around in the area of architectural thermodynamics; to some extent. [28][49] [51] [9] [42] [23] [48] [14] [12] [10] [4] [17] [43] [25] [42]