Durham Workshop: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th March


The third in the workshop series funded through the AHRC Network Grant ‘Lost Legacies and a Living Past’ takes place tomorrow and Tuesday. We are looking forward to welcoming all of our visitors to Durham, Jack Cunningham from Bishop Grosseteste University, Cecilia Panti, Sigbjørn Sønnesyn, as well as Hannah and the rest of the Durham participants. Jack is organising the next conference for the International Grosseteste Society in Lincoln, July 18th-20th, at which a number of Ordered Universe team members will be speaking, including Cecilia, Neil Lewis, Tom and Giles. 

The workshop programme: De Iride: Analysis and Antecedents will focus on the new work we have carried out on the rainbow treatise, which now has a full draft of the new translation, the edition almost complete, and lots of extremely interesting scientific analysis. What has been most exciting is the way in which the final section of the rainbow treatise makes use of, and extends the discussion on colour which Grosseteste opened up in the earlier treatise De colore. The diagram shows Grosseteste’s rainbow co-ordinates mapped onto perceptual colour plane by Hannah – for more of which you can see our forthcoming publication in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A.

We’ll also review the material for the De luce volume and other aspects of the project, including the visualisation.

Collingwood PastelsDetails of the programme and participants are to be found here: Durham Workshop de iride 2014. The workshop will take place at Collingwood College, in the Dales Suites: if you are around and would like to attend, please send an email to: g.e.m.gasper@durham.ac.uk


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