Update: the Mental and Material Laboratory of 13th Century Science

The mental and material laboratory of 13th century science: an update from Clive

Carol Harrison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Christ Church
Clive Siviour, Engineering Science, Pembroke College
Hannah Smithson, Experimental Psychology, Pembroke College
Giles Gasper, Department of History, Durham University

P1020639IMG_4635The overwhelming misconception of modern science graduates is that prior to the development of the scientific method during the 16th century, natural philosophy was dominated by dogma, religious authority and superstition. Continue reading

13th Century Science: New Positions at Oxford

IMG_117920140320_105531The Ordered Universe team are delighted to announce the success of a linked and related project in Oxford: The Mental and Material Laboratories of 13th Century Science. Based at TORCH, the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (situated in the former Radcliffe Infirmary), the project is led by Hannah Smithson, Clive Siviour and Carol Harrison (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity). The project won funding for two paired doctoral scholarships, through TORCH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, one to be supervised in sciences, and one in humanities: which is wonderful news, and warmest congratulations to the Oxford Team. The doctoral projects will commence in 2015. Continue reading