A new publication from Ordered Universe science colleagues Josh Harvey, Hannah Smithson and Rebekah White, inspired, in its first stages, by the collaborative reading of Grosseteste’s On the Generation of Sounds, and its emphases on different types of motion, and the relation of written letters to the shape of the vocal tract in voicing the letter. ‘Hand-Foot Coupling: An Advantage for Crossed Legs‘ is published in Perception, and makes fascinating reading.
Ordered Universe will be taking part in the 2019 Leeds International Congress, the largest forum for sharing research on the Middle Ages in Europe. The project has a lot to offer on the special conference theme of ‘Materialities’ so we proposed four sessions and a roundtable, all of which were accepted. The Ordered Universe activities will take place Continue reading
A wonderful feature of the Ordered Universe conference (Pembroke College, Oxford, April 3-6), was the installation by Alexandra Carr, in the Damon Wells Chapel in the college. The mysterious and beautiful structure intrigued and delighted the conference delegates, but kept us all in suspense with respect to its name. Continue reading
It is a great pleasure to introduce Dr Rebekah White, who will take up the second post-doctoral research position within the Ordered Universe. Rebekah will be based in Oxford, working with Hannah Smithson in the Department of Experimental Psychology, and will be drawing together scientific commentary on Grosseteste’s treatises on natural philosophy, as well as teasing out the inspiration for modern science through experiment and wider discussion. We are very glad to have Rebekah on board, and look forward very much indeed to working with her. In her own words:
I completed a Bachelor of Arts/Science and an MPhil in Psychology at the Australian National University, followed by a DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. My first postdoctoral position was a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church, and I am delighted to be commencing my second postdoctoral position as a member of the Ordered Universe team. My previous work has spanned several areas of Cognitive Psychology, including somatosensory processing, body awareness and representation, inattentional blindness, crossmodal perception, and synaesthesia. I am excited by the interdisciplinary nature of the Ordered Universe project, and look forward to designing experiments inspired by Grosseteste’s treatises.