AHRC Funding: Ordered Universe

This is fantastic news, and it will be a privilege to be part of the project as it goes forward – working especially on the way in which Grosseteste’s treatise on the Liberal Arts became the springboard for a unique and interesting treatise on the same subject in Middle English 250 years later (which I worked on during my sabbatical amongst many other things).

Ordered Universe

The Medieval CosmosCMYK PortraitThis is a post I have been hoping very much to be able to make. The Ordered Universe is absolutely thrilled to hear and share the news from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK (AHRC) that our grant application for further, and much more extensive support, has been successful. The funding, for four years, (almost £1million) allows us to employ two post-doctoral assistants, Dr Sigbjørn Sønnesyn and Dr John Bissell. Both are now familiar faces at Ordered Universe events. Sigbjørn will be based at Durham and will take the leading role in preparing the editions and English translations of Grosseteste’s scientific works, starting with the De liberalibus artibus and the De generatione sonorum. John will be based in Oxford, the other hub of the project, and will lead in the functional analyses of the texts, and the scientific questions that emerge from the elucidation of Grosseteste’s treatises. The…

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