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
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.