The HRC held its annual Doctoral Fellowships competition today, with CMS PhD Luke Giraudet being awarded third place. Each year the HRC offers a number of Doctoral Fellowships to arts and humanities PhD students currently in their third full-time year of study (or equivalent part-time) at the University of York. Each arts and humanities department … Continue reading HRC Doctoral Fellowships
York Medieval Press's latest publication is close to our hearts here at the Centre for Medieval Studies: Craig Taylor's A Virtuous Knight: Defending Marshal Boucicaut (Jean II Le Meingre, 1366-1421). Craig was our Director here from 2010-2011 and from 2014-2017, and is currently a Reader in Medieval History at the University - still very much an … Continue reading New Book from York Medieval Press
We've had a fabulous few weeks here at the Centre, celebrating the varied research and research interests of our community. Annual Riddy Lecture: In the next leyf: the edge of the material text This term kicked off with the Annual Riddy Lecture, delivered by Professor Daniel Wakelin (Oxford) who spoke to members of the Centre … Continue reading Summer of Research
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).
!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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On Thursday 18 April, a large proportion of the CMS MA cohort, along with some Medieval Literature and Language and Medieval History MAs, and one PhD student, headed out into the Yorkshire countryside to enjoy a day of medieval architecture, brilliant sunshine, and glorious wall paintings.
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
We've got a fabulous line-up of conferences and other events for this summer. It might seem a bit early to be getting excited for all of this, but we just couldn't wait to share! May starts well, with Prof Daniel Wakelin (Oxford) delivering our Annual Riddy Lecture on 2 May (details here), and then keeps … Continue reading Summer conferences at the CMS
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
On Friday 22nd March, the Lords of Misrule musicians did something rather unusual in our group’s recent history – we did a gig that wasn’t part of a Lords production or a CMS event!
We talk about artistic inspiration all the time – but scientific inspiration is a thing too Tom McLeish, University of York I don’t know why it took so long to dawn on me – after 20 years of a scientific career – that what we call the “scientific method” really only refers the second half … Continue reading