The next Ordered Universe symposium takes place at the beginning of September. From 1-3 various members of the research team will meet at Durham University, at St John’s College, to continue the programme of collaborative reading. The symposium will see the second reading of the treatise De sphera – On the Sphere, the first of the next text inContinue reading “Space and Place: Ordered Universe Symposium”
From the Ordered Universe’s last symposium in Rome, April 2016, a short news report from Tor Vergata on the conference we held there. This was the first activity in a collaboration between Durham and Tor Vergata as well as being an occasions to hear four excellent papers on the subject of time. With our nextContinue reading “Tor Vergata News – Time and Time Reckoning”
‘Wonders of the Universe’ is a public lecture from the Ordered Universe Research Project, an interdisciplinary encounter between medieval and modern science: 7th April, 2016, 18.00 in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (Via Ostilia, 15). The lecture is given in two parts, each of 30 minutes, by Dr Cecilia Panti,Continue reading “Wonders of the Universe”
When Jo Ashbourn, Senior Tutor at St Cross College, Oxford asked me to summarize the proceedings at the end of a one day conference on Medieval Physics in Oxford, I responded enthusiastically. Several weeks later at the start of what proved to be an interesting day, I was less than certain that it had beenContinue reading “Medieval Physics in Oxford: Reflections by Brian Tanner”
The next in the Ordered Universe Symposium series takes place in April, 5th-8th, in Rome. Co-sponsored by the Università di Roma Tor Vergata, and hosted in the University of Notre Dame du Lac, Rome Global Gateway, the symposium will focus on Grussetestes’s treatise De sphera, On the Sphere and his treatise on time-reckoning and the calendar the Compotus correctorius.Continue reading “Ordered Universe Symposium: The Appliance of Science: Astronomy and the Calendar”
The next in the Ordered Universe symposia series starts today. The research group will be taking its final look, at least in session, at the treatises On the Liberal Arts and On the Generation of Sounds (De artibus liberalibus and De generatione sonorum). So, vowel shapes, musical measure, the powers (or not) of astrology, and Grosseteste’s rising familiarity with the De anima ofContinue reading “Robert Grosseteste’s Early Treatises and their Reception”
Lumiere is now underway, and despite the somewhat inclement weather (raging wind and howling gale, and rain) the installations are as captivating, eerie, mysterious, thought-provoking and spectacular as could be imagined. And the World Machine premiered tonight! Richard was there – a feast of colour, some fantastic imagery of the planets….more to come over the nextContinue reading “Lumiere and the World Machine”
As we wait for the Times Higher Education awards tonight, Michael Brooks has composed a lovely article on his experiences at the Ordered Universe Grosseteste Day during the Festival of Humanities, and of the work of the project, especially on the Rainbow.