Thursday and Friday last week, 19th and 20th of April, saw the latest colloquium in the Ordered Universe programme. This time the focus was on the medieval science of time-reckoing – Compotus. To this science Grosseteste made a notable, and highly original contribution, in the 1220s. The colloquium took the theme of compotus, using the beautiful, tiny, andContinue reading “Experiments in Space, Time and the Body”
For those in Oxford for the coming term, Dr Philipp Nothaft and Dr Dimitri Levitin, are running a History of Science seminar at All Souls College. All are welcome, and it’s a fantastic array of speakers, from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern period.
Fresh from the recent conference at Georgetown University, on the dynamic coupling of aspectus and affectus, the next Ordered Universe colloquium takes another theme close to Grosseteste’s heart: calendrical reform and its related subjects, time, astronomy, medicine, as well as the dating of Easter. The colloquium takes place next week on the 19th and 20thContinue reading “Compotus, Correction and Regulation”
Today is the launch of Being Human! Ordered Universe Events start tomorrow, with the public talk by Philipp Nothaft (pictured above). Philipp is a graduate of the University of Munich, has been associated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University College London, and the Warburg Institute. He was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow atContinue reading “Heaven’s Above Features….”