Working Groups

Ancient and Medieval Sciences

The Ancient and Medieval Sciences Working Group meets monthly to discuss a colleague’s works-in-progress or to discuss readings on the history of ancient and medieval sciences that are of particular interest to participants.  Meetings are usually held at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia from 6:00 to 7:30 on second Thursdays.  Scholars located anywhere can also participate online.

  • Nahyan Fancy

    Nahyan Fancy is Associate Professor of History at DePauw University. His research interests are in medieval Islamic science and medicine, and medieval Islamic intellectual history.

     

  • Darin Hayton

    Darin Hayton is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Haverford College. His research concerns the history of science in Early Modern Europe, Central Europe, and the late Byzantine Empire.

     

Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • May 2, 2013

    Joel Klein of Indiana University introduced selections from "Communities of Learned Experience: Epistolary Medicine in the Renaissance" by Nancy G. Siraisi

  • April 19, 2013

    Stephen Greenblatt's "The Swerve"

  • March 6, 2013

    Selections from Ann Blair's "Too Much to Know"

  • February 6, 2013

    Elly Truitt introduced her draft chapter "From Texts to Technology: Mechanical Automata in Courtly and Liturgical Pageantry".

  • November 14, 2012

    Nicolas Wey-Gomez of CalTech introduced selections from his "The Tropics of Empire. Why Columbus Sailed South to the Indies". Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology. Ed. Jed. Z. Buchwald. Cambridge, Mass. and London: The MIT Press, 2008.

  • October 3, 2012

    Jonathan Seitz introduced a discussion of digital editions, their advantages and disadvantages and the possibilities they offer for new uses. The group also planned the rest of the year's meetings.

  • May 2, 2012

    Susan Wells of Temple introduced "Oratory and Rhetoric in Renaissance Medicine" by Nancy Siraisi and "Rhetorical and Medicine in Descartes' Passions de l'âme: The Issue of Intervention" by Nancy Struever.

  • April 4, 2012

    Jonathan Seitz of Drexel introduced selections from "The Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy" by William Eamon

  • March 7, 2012

    "Politics and Astrology in Renaissance Hungary" by Darin Hayton, Haverford College

  • February 1, 2012

    "'A very imperfect trial': Notes on Martin Lister's Book of Shells" by Jessica Rosenberg, UPenn

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