A reblog from a post of mine on our medieval science project. Latest revelations of thought from 13th century ..
Easter Week saw the Ordered Universe project team converge for three days on the ancient city of Lincoln – where Robert Grosseteste was Bishop from 1235-1253. It felt almost like a pilgrimage for those of us who have been studying the scientific works of this 13th
century polymath together for 5 years now. We even brought our very own bishop (and medieval scholar) with us in the form of David Thomson (Huntingdon). Familiarity (and depth of scholarship) go back far futher for Prof. Cecilia Panti who joined the group once more from Rome, and Neil Lewis, who ‘skyped’ in from Georgetown. It felt rather like a family gathering with new friends.
Ceratinly Ordered Universe workshops are increasingly anticipated with a growing sense of academic excitement (What will we uncover together this time? What will I learn about the unfamiliar but intriguing disciplines that I find an increasing source of wonder?) but increasingly delight at…
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