Spektrum Success: Ordered Universe Creatives

It is a great pleasure to report that Alexandra Carr has been awarded a place at a major exhibition organised by Spectrum, a convergence of cultural communities and transdisciplinary groups based in Berlin. The exhibition, States of Matter, takes place in June, 23-26, this summer.  The exhibit, The Lens of Sound takes the form of a video presentation in collaboration with Joshua Harvey (TORCH Mellon PhD Student on the 13th Century Science Project and Ordered Universe participant). Ordered Universe research on Grosseteste’s treatise De generatione sonorum – On the Generation of Sounds provides the framework and beginning point for the project. Lens of Sound brings together strands of Josh’s current PhD investigation into vowels and their production and perception, and  Schlieren imaging of sound, with a continuation of Alex’s experimentations and performances using cymatics. Continue reading

Welomes: Joshua Harvey and Tim Farrant

image001TORCH web image no titleThe Ordered Universe is delighted to congratulate Joshua and Tim on their success in securing doctoral studentships as part of the Mental and Material Laboratories of 13th Century Science project, made possible through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  and TORCH at the University of Oxford. We look forward to welcoming them into the Ordered Universe team as well, as we delve further into the corpus of Grosseteste’s scientific texts, and into the 13th century conception of IMG_1179the world(s) around them. Continue reading

Update: the Mental and Material Laboratory of 13th Century Science

The mental and material laboratory of 13th century science: an update from Clive

Carol Harrison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Christ Church
Clive Siviour, Engineering Science, Pembroke College
Hannah Smithson, Experimental Psychology, Pembroke College
Giles Gasper, Department of History, Durham University

P1020639IMG_4635The overwhelming misconception of modern science graduates is that prior to the development of the scientific method during the 16th century, natural philosophy was dominated by dogma, religious authority and superstition. Continue reading

13th Century Science: Doctoral Studentships – Applications Open

IMG_2885TORCHThe Ordered Universe research project is delighted to announce that applications for the two, paired, doctoral scholarships at Oxford, are now open. The details of the application procedure are available on the TORCH website. The deadline for applications is 7th April. Continue reading

13th Century Science: New Positions at Oxford

IMG_117920140320_105531The Ordered Universe team are delighted to announce the success of a linked and related project in Oxford: The Mental and Material Laboratories of 13th Century Science. Based at TORCH, the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (situated in the former Radcliffe Infirmary), the project is led by Hannah Smithson, Clive Siviour and Carol Harrison (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity). The project won funding for two paired doctoral scholarships, through TORCH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, one to be supervised in sciences, and one in humanities: which is wonderful news, and warmest congratulations to the Oxford Team. The doctoral projects will commence in 2015. Continue reading