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The Renaissance Mathematicus

Those readers, who have been around for a number of years, will know that from time to time the Renaissance Mathematicus has hosted guest posts. One thing that we are very proud of is the very high standard of the authors, who have delivered up, at our invitation, those literary #histSTM highpoints. We only host the best! Todays guest post continues this tradition with a real star of the world of science, science writing and #histSTM, Tom McLeish FRS. Tom was Professor of Physics at Durham University, where he was one of the initiators and chief investigators of the on going Ordered Universe international research project: InterdisciplinaryReadings of Medieval Science: Robert Grosseteste (c.1170–1253).

800px-Grosseteste_bishop !4th Century portrait of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tom is now Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of York (I think he’s doing a slow…

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New publication from Professor Tom McLeish

  The Poetry and Music of Science. Comparing Creativity in Science and Art, by Prof. Tom McLeish (CMS, Physics) was published by published by Oxford University Press last month. You can read all about The Poetry and Music of Science, and Prof. McLeish’s 2016 book Faith and Wisdom in Science on the OUP website. We … Continue reading New publication from Professor Tom McLeish

Scribal Cultures in Late Medieval England: A Conference in honour of Linne R. Mooney

On Thursday 23 May, the CMS welcomes a gathering of leading scholars to honour Linne Mooney's contribution to the study of medieval English manuscripts. The one-day symposium will take place in our fabulous Huntingdon Room (once the meeting room of the Council of the North), and include keynotes from Professors Derek Pearsall and Simon Horobin, as … Continue reading Scribal Cultures in Late Medieval England: A Conference in honour of Linne R. Mooney

Craig Taylor, “Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc”

The York Medieval Lecture 2019, Tuesday, 29th February, 6pm in the Bowland Auditorium This week we held our Spring Term York Medieval Lecture, which was delivered by Dr Craig Taylor. Craig Taylor is a Reader in Medieval History at the University of York and was director of the Centre for Medieval Studies from 2010-11 and … Continue reading Craig Taylor, “Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc”

John Arnold, ‘Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200’ – The York Medieval Lecture Spring Term, 2018

John Arnold, ‘Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200’ The York Medieval Lecture 2018, Tuesday 13 February at 5:30pm in K/133 John Arnold is a cultural historian of medieval religion, with particular interests in gender, affect, and the theory of history-writing. He was appointed as Professor of Medieval History at the University of … Continue reading John Arnold, ‘Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200’ – The York Medieval Lecture Spring Term, 2018