Just published – Hot off the press….

Robert Grosseteste, The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste’s De colore Edition, Translation and Interdisciplinary Analysis By Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Giles E.M. Gasper, Michael Huxtable, Tom C.B. McLeish, Cecilia Panti and Hannah Smithson Those of you in North America can order your copy directly from PIMS, Europeans from the Brepols website (in a few days time), or from Amazon.com

The Colour Group – Great Britain

Hannah is hosting the next monthly meeting of the UK Colour Group at Pembroke College, Oxford, on Wednesday, 13th March. The meeting  will focus on the colour cues for material properties, drawing on experience from visual psychophysics, human neuropsychology, colour measurement, computer vision and the perception and representation of material properties in art. Perception ofContinue reading “The Colour Group – Great Britain”

Durham Grosseteste Project in Portugal

So, our next engagement as a team will be the FIDEM congress in Porto. The congress gathers around 400-500 medievalists of various sorts and meets every 5 years. FIDEM itself is a network of institutes for medieval studies, with individual as well as institutional membership, and has been running since 1987. Greti sits on theContinue reading “Durham Grosseteste Project in Portugal”

The Medieval Big Bang and the Sky at Night

The Ordered Universe/Durham Grosseteste project work on the treatise on light is this month featured in the BBC Magazine, Sky at Night, dedicated to all things astronomical, in an article written by Paul Cockburn. Gasper, Panti, McLeish and Bower were all interviewed and feature in the discussion of Grosseteste’s expanding universe in his radical, anomalous,Continue reading “The Medieval Big Bang and the Sky at Night”

Photos from the New York Graduate Center…

Here we are then, the three presenters… A wonderful occasion, and a really good set of questions: was Grosseteste a loner or a collaborator, how do the scientific and theological texts work together, how were the key terms in the De colore translated, what are the attractions of the deeper past to modern scientists. Science, asContinue reading “Photos from the New York Graduate Center…”

Durham Grosseteste Project / Ordered Universe in New York

The Ordered Universe Project in February 2013 Three of the team, Giles, Hannah and Tom, enjoyed the wonderful environment of the Graduate Center, CUNY, and gave a public lecture as part of the Science Initiative, at the invitation of William Bialek. The Proshansky Auditorium was a great venue, and we spoke to a large audience,Continue reading “Durham Grosseteste Project / Ordered Universe in New York”

De iride – On the Rainbow

The next in the Ordered Universe workshop series will be focused on the treatise De iride, ‘On the Rainbow” by Robert Grossetese.  Although the treatise on the rainbow by Theodoric of Freiburg in the early 14th century has enjoyed more attention than Grosseteste’s the earlier treatise is the first to introduce the notion of refraction into the explanationContinue reading “De iride – On the Rainbow”