New Transcription: William of Ockham, Brevis summa libri Physicorum

Over the past few years, Dr. Steven Livesey and I have analyzed a new manuscript of William of Ockham’s Brevis summa libri Physicorum. We have an article coming out sometime Spring 2019 which includes our analysis of this particular manuscript (Saint-Omer, Bibliothèque d’Agglomération du Pays de Saint-Omer (BA) 317, fol. 44ra-61vb) and its relationship to the other three…Continue reading New Transcription: William of Ockham, Brevis summa libri Physicorum

Graduate Education & Galileo’s World

As a graduate student and research assistant I have had the opportunity to work as a co-curator in a major rare book exhibition at the University of Oklahoma, the Galileo’s World exhibition. Officially launched in Fall 2015, the exhibition was designed to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of the University of Oklahoma. As a representation…Continue reading Graduate Education & Galileo’s World

Measuring Shadows: Kepler’s Optics of Invisibility

The following is my review of Raz Chen-Morris’s book Measuring Shadows. The text below is the pre-peer-review version. The official one is published in Early Science & Medicine 22:4, p. 387-389.   __________________________   Raz Chen-Morris. Measuring Shadows: Kepler’s Optics of Invisibility. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2016. ISBN 9780271070988.   Johannes Kepler’s 1604 optical…Continue reading Measuring Shadows: Kepler’s Optics of Invisibility