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Workshop: Manipulating the Sun (Wuppertal, 21-23 Aug 19)

Manipulating the Sun: Picturing Astronomical Miracles from the Bible in the Early Modern Era

Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies

August 21 – 23, 2019

Deadline: Mar 17, 2019

Royal 20 B.XX, f.3

The British Library, Royal 20 B XX, f. 3,  c. 1420, “Astronomy and Geometry”

The workshop is being organized by the research project Iconography of the Imagery on Early Modern Scientific Instruments (funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG).

One of the aspects being analysed in the project is biblical imagery that could be related to astronomy. Of particular interest is imagery that was used to argue against the Copernican system from the mid-16th century such as the miracles of the Sun reversing its course in II Kings 20:8-11/Isaiah 38:8 (Horologium Ahas) and the Sun standing still in Joshua 10:12.

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The Medieval Bible, A Round-table Discussion (23rd May 2014)

 BibleThe Medieval Bible 
 A Round-table Discussion Occasioned by Two Recent Publications

David d’Avray (UCL)
Julia Boffey (QMUL)
Sara Lipton (SUNY)
Eyal Poleg (QMUL)

   Celebrating the publication of Approaching the Bible in Medieval England, Eyal Poleg (MUP 2013)  and Form and Function in the Late Medieval Bible, ed. Eyal Poleg and Laura Light (Brepols 2013) 

   16:00, Friday 23 May 2014, room 2.17 Arts2 Building, Mile End Campus

    Please RSVP on goo.gl/T6GXFe 
    Travel information:  goo.gl/ZpyWd6