Early Medieval Science in Galway: The Report

I’ve posted a couple of times about the 2014 International Conference on the Science of Computus. It took place this last weekend and was every bit as strong and stimulating as I’d hoped. (I also tweeted highlights as it unfolded). Computus is not mainstream, I think it’s fair to say. It is not ‘Kings! Power!… Continue reading Early Medieval Science in Galway: The Report

Time-Reckoning and Science: The Fifth Galway Conference

Every two years since 2006, the National University of Ireland in Galway has hosted a big international conference dedicated to 'computistical science' in the Middle Ages. (Usually supported by IBM, believe it or not). The line-up for this year's conference has just been announced - in full below - and, quite frankly, it looks just… Continue reading Time-Reckoning and Science: The Fifth Galway Conference

Ireland and the Continent: New Resource

One of the most important cultural dynamics of the early Middle Ages was supplied by the Irish (and later English) religious men and women who travelled to the continent. There, they set up new foundations, joined existing ones, taught, brought and copied books, and so forth. Irish learning may or may not have 'saved civilization'… Continue reading Ireland and the Continent: New Resource