A conference on premodern cultures of understanding the natural world to be held at the University of St Andrews 20-21 March 2020. There are a limited number of places available to attend the event: if you are interested, please contact Prof James Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 March 2020.
FRIDAY 20 March
Processes & Organisations
Claire BURRIDGE: “Miscellaneous’ Medical Knowledge: Organisational Strategies in Early Medieval Manuscripts”
Divna MANOLOVA: “Space, Place, Diagram: Depicting Eratosthenes’ Measuring Procedure in Late Byzantium”
Xavier DECTOT: “How to File a Unicorn? A Comparative Approach to European and Western Asian Thirteenth Century Taxonomy”
Adrienn OROSZ: “The Place of the Piri Reis Map in the Tradition: Bes as the Source of Inspiration of the Medieval Headless Men”
The Modern Politics of Medieval Sciences
Seb FALK: “The Light Ages? Communicating Complexity of Medieval Science”
Rob HOUGHTON: “c. 23% Science: The Trouble with Tech Trees in Digital Games”
SATURDAY 21 March
Cultures of Science
Jo EDGE: “‘Superstitious and Baneful Modes of Divination’: Explaining and Condemning the Divinatory Arts in Medieval Thought”
Kathryn HALEY-HALINSKI: “Birds Between Borders: The Anonymous Þulur and the Physiologus”
James T PALMER: “Worlds Apart? The Cultural Dynamics of Astronomy under the Carolingians and the Tang (ca 700- ca 850)”
Roundtable: Where Next for Pre-Modern Natures?