Ordered Universe joins The Conversation

For those of you that know, and those that don’t, The Conversation, is a new journalism project to promote academic discourse and debate. The Ordered Universe has posted a report and discussion piece, highlighting the collaborative nature of the project, and the surprising and stimulating results of that collaboration. We have put a focus on theContinue reading “Ordered Universe joins The Conversation”

Critical Thinking, Critical Practice

A very interesting piece from Michael Brooks, in the New Statesman, which highlights the creative aspects of the Ordered Universe collaboration, both in terms of critical thinking, but also in terms of the way in which imaginative responses to the challenges of economic and social life can provide more than a mechanistic approach. Learning toContinue reading “Critical Thinking, Critical Practice”

Royal Society Talk online and available

An update to say that the Royal Society talk is now available on the Royal Society website: in audio and with some of the slides that we showed. The De luce article will be out soon in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, and the general interest in the work of the team, spearheaded inContinue reading “Royal Society Talk online and available”

Portuguese coverage of the Ordered Universe

I’m delighted to forward  coverage of the project by Ana Gerschenfeld, Science Journalist for the Portuguese broadsheet newspaper, PÚBLICO. We are very pleased to participate in this wider outreach of what we are up to, especially on the back of the forthcoming study of the De luce. It is interesting to see the coupling ofContinue reading “Portuguese coverage of the Ordered Universe”

Grosseteste – a theologian and scientist. Or: Did Grosseteste see a science-religion divide? Further Reflections on the Network…

To me, one of the most fascinating aspects of studying Grosseteste is that he wrote about both theology and science (in the medieval sense). The first-time, non-medieval reader is quick to ask herself whether Grosseteste had some split-brain features; after all religion and science often take opposing stances in contemporary debates. As Giles Gasper mentionedContinue reading “Grosseteste – a theologian and scientist. Or: Did Grosseteste see a science-religion divide? Further Reflections on the Network…”

Artificial Light in the Middle Ages

After the Ordered Universe workshop on the De iride, Cecilia Panti and Giles Gasper will be delivering a talk to the Durham Institute of Advanced Study Seminar, as part of that Institute’s annual theme focused on Light. As a contribution to a seminars series on the History and Future of Artificial Light organised by Dr Chris Dent in theContinue reading “Artificial Light in the Middle Ages”

New Ordered Universe publication – JOSA 31 (2014)

We’re very pleased to announce the publication of our latest collaborative investigation into the rainbow, ‘Color-coordinate system from a 13th-century account of rainbows’ which has come out in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 31 (2014), A341-A349. The article explores  colour within the 3D framework set out in Grosseteste’s De colore and  now links the axesContinue reading “New Ordered Universe publication – JOSA 31 (2014)”

Ordered Universe at the Royal Society

Tom, Hannah and Giles have been invited to give a public lecture at the Royal Society, London, which will take place this coming Friday, 1.00-2.00 in the History of Science series. The talk is free and open to the public – doors open at 12.30 and places are issued on a first come first servedContinue reading “Ordered Universe at the Royal Society”

Durham Workshop: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th March

The third in the workshop series funded through the AHRC Network Grant ‘Lost Legacies and a Living Past’ takes place tomorrow and Tuesday. We are looking forward to welcoming all of our visitors to Durham, Jack Cunningham from Bishop Grosseteste University, Cecilia Panti, Sigbjørn Sønnesyn, as well as Hannah and the rest of the DurhamContinue reading “Durham Workshop: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th March”

Colour, Rainbows, Crombie and the Ordered Universe

Hannah and I enjoyed the hospitality of the Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science at the weekend, in Oxford and very much enjoyed presenting the Ordered Universe project to their members and other attendees. It was lovely to meet Geoffrey Hindley, involved with the Society from its inception, and all the moreContinue reading “Colour, Rainbows, Crombie and the Ordered Universe”