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”

A Medieval MultiVerse – Nature Comment

We have had a busy few weeks on the Ordered Universe project, setting up the next workshop which takes place in the coming week (more to come on that), a public lecture to the Royal Society (more to come on that too!) and publications. The whole research team is very pleased that a comment-article, commissionedContinue reading “A Medieval MultiVerse – Nature Comment”

Interdisciplinarity – chances and challenges

It took me some time to realise how rare truly interdisciplinary work is at the research level. For me as an undergraduate student, cross-subject talk within friendship groups is something that I have always taken for granted. Since I have been introduced to the Ordered Universe Project I have learned firstly that only few scholarsContinue reading “Interdisciplinarity – chances and challenges”

Medicine, Science and a Porto Perspective

I first heard about The Ordered Universe Project in a seminar led by Giles Gasper and Tom McLeish at Durham last autumn. As someone who specialises in medieval medicine and gender, I was initially fascinated by their willingness to combine medieval science with modern physics, yet I was unaware of what contribution (if any) IContinue reading “Medicine, Science and a Porto Perspective”

Porto Conference Thoughts and Reflections, from a postgraduate perspective, Part One

A few months ago Giles Gasper kindly invited me to attend the FIDEM conference in Porto as part of the Grosseteste project. I gladly accepted the invitation and started to read through the material that I was sent. The Grosseteste project had interested me ever since I heard about it; the idea of collaboration betweenContinue reading “Porto Conference Thoughts and Reflections, from a postgraduate perspective, Part One”

The educational strand – ideas from the student perspective

When I first read about the idea of linking the Ordered Universe Project to education, I was fascinated by the parallel drawn between knowledge development across time, within the individual on the one hand and in the history of science on the other. It seems to me to be an intriguing suggestion that there mayContinue reading “The educational strand – ideas from the student perspective”

Photos from the New York Graduate Center…

Here we are then, the three presenters… A wonderful occasion, and a really good set of questions: was Grosseteste a loner or a collaborator, how do the scientific and theological texts work together, how were the key terms in the De colore translated, what are the attractions of the deeper past to modern scientists. Science, asContinue reading “Photos from the New York Graduate Center…”

Durham Grosseteste Project / Ordered Universe in New York

The Ordered Universe Project in February 2013 Three of the team, Giles, Hannah and Tom, enjoyed the wonderful environment of the Graduate Center, CUNY, and gave a public lecture as part of the Science Initiative, at the invitation of William Bialek. The Proshansky Auditorium was a great venue, and we spoke to a large audience,Continue reading “Durham Grosseteste Project / Ordered Universe in New York”