Reflections on Being Human – Festival of Humanities

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Early arrivals

SOCIAL_MEDIA_RGB_02_500PXThe Ordered Universe public workshop on Grosseteste’s scientific works, was a great success: part of the Being Human Festival, and with the aim of introducing the public to the work of the team on Grosseteste, why and how we do it, and the excitement provoked by the project. With a full house, some 60 participants, across a wide range of experience and background, and almost the full team (myself, Tom, Hannah, Richard Bower, Brian Tanner, Mike IMG_3662Huxtable, Sigbjørn and John Bissell), we started the day in the magnificent setting of the Durham Cathedral Chapter House. Continue reading

Images to watch the universe by….

IMG_1969There are accompanying images to the paper on the De luce  which are available on Youtube. They are quite mesmeric, and form something of the basis for the 3D Visualisation, which is to come this year (and we are looking forward to that very much indeed). On that score Nick Holliman from the University of York is designing and building the visualisation (we have a building and manuscript photo shoot coming up in Durham over the next few months) gave a talk on February 18th on ‘Computational methods for binocular 3D visualisation’ to the Centre for Digital Heritage, University of York which included a showing of the current draft of the 3D film ” The Medieval Cosmos”. More to come…

 

Workshop 2: Medieval Science and the Modern Curriculum – Part 2

dmrt4One of the bedrock principles of the Durham Grosseteste Project is the activity of collaborative reading. It sounds simple, and it many respects it is, but sitting together, to read through a text, slowly and thoughtfully, creates the environment in which exciting and imaginative ideas for research take shape and evolve. All present are able to askquestions or to ask for explanation, and we have run these sessions as openly as possible, with a wide range of observers and participants from across Durham and other institutions, along with the core team. Continue reading