Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu: New Editions and Studies

Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu: New Editions and Studies.

via Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu: New Editions and Studies.

This wonderful new collection of articles on Grosseteste includes a wide variety of the subjects on which Grosseteste wrote: pastoral works, theology and natural philosophy. Articles are accompanied with critical editions and translations of four of his works. These include the De luce in an edition by Cecilia Panti, and translation by Neil Lewis, and which will provide the bedrock for the next volume in the Grosseteste Science project and library. Congratulations to all on its appearance.

Ordered Universe Sessions at Porto

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Cafe Majestic in Porto
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Cafe Majestic in Porto

These are the details of the three formal sessions we have organised for the FIDEM Congress in Porto: focusing on the treatises on light and on colour. Each session has a mingling (to use a Grossetestian phrase) of scientific and humanities based scholars; all of which are needed to convey the richness and depth of these wonderful, and original expositions of Aristotle together with his Arabic commentators. The De luce we date to about 1225, the De iride is one of the last scientific texts Grosseteste composed, dated to 1228-1230.

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Just published – Hot off the press….

Robert Grosseteste, The Dimensions of Colour: Robert Grosseteste’s De colore
Edition, Translation and Interdisciplinary Analysis
By Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Giles E.M. Gasper, Michael Huxtable, Tom C.B. McLeish, Cecilia Panti and Hannah Smithson

Those of you in North America can order your copy directly from PIMS, Europeans from the Brepols website (in a few days time), or from Amazon.com

The Medieval Big Bang and the Sky at Night

The Ordered Universe/Durham Grosseteste project work on the treatise on light is this month featured in the BBC Magazine, Sky at Night, dedicated to all things astronomical, in an article written by Paul Cockburn. Gasper, Panti, McLeish and Bower were all interviewed and feature in the discussion of Grosseteste’s expanding universe in his radical, anomalous, revolutionary?, exposition of Aristotle and the question of the extension of body. Get your copy now! We are featured on pages 69-73, including a lovely commentary on the project by Richard Bower, on the beauty of the treatise and the alternative rationality of this medieval view of the universe.

http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/issue/march-2013

The Medieval Big Bang will feature at the FIDEM congress in Porto, and will be the main focus of the project’s publication programme this calendar year.