June has already seen Brian Tanner give a talk at St Cuthbert’s Society, Durham University, in the day-conference, ‘Colour at Cuths‘ on 13th June. We are very grateful to the Principal, Professor Elizabeth Archibald for the invitation, and for such a packed programme which takes forward what is now quite a series of events at St Cuthbert’s on colour, with more to come in the next academic year.
At the National Astronomy Meeting, in Portsmouth, 23rd-26th June, Richard Bower will be delivering a paper in a session on Modern Archaeo-Astronomy: From Material Culture to Cosmology, focused on the recent work on the treatise on light: ‘De Luce: Modelling the 13th Century Universe of Robert Grosseteste’. Richard’s talk is on 23rd June in Session 1.
Hannah Smithson will be delivering a paper at the Warburg Institute in a Colloquium on Colour, on 26th June, with a paper entitled: ‘All the colours of the rainbow: A bridge between medieval and modern colour science’. The colloquium is in conjunction with an exhibition on colour at the National Gallery. Come along if you can!
Earlier this year Hannah also gave a public lecture at Goldsmiths as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, with the title: ‘New perspectives on colour from a 13th century account of light, material and rainbows’
And there are lots more activities in July, September and October…look forward to seeing you there, and to keeping you updated.