Tea Time with Bacon

NEXT MEETINGS

17 September 2021, 4 pm CEST – Arithmetic

Aurélien Robert, Roger Bacon and John Peckham on the place and role of arithmetic

Chaired by Clelia Crialesi (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”)

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89227892990?pwd=UHlscE8raTRaUEw0dW40a3orWHl5dz09


8 October 2021, 4 pm CEST – Alchemy

William Newman, TBD

Chaired by Meagan Allen (Indiana University Bloomington)

Suggested reading
Opus maius, pt. VI, pr. 2, ex. 3 (download Latin/English)

Zoom link: TBD


12 November 2021, 4 pm CET – Medicine

Meagan Allen, Pharmacology and the Prolongatio Vitae in the Works of Roger Bacon

Suggested reading
Opus maius, pt. VI, pr. 2, ex. 2 (download Latin/English)

Zoom link: TBD


9 December 2021, 4 pm CET – Magic

Bernd-Christian Otto, TBD

Chaired by Yael Kedar (Tel Hai College)

Suggested reading
Opus maius pt. III, ch. 14 and pt. IV, pp. 390-403 (download Latin/English)

Zoom link: TBD


21 January 2022, 4 pm CET – Experimental science

Jeremiah Hackett, TBD

Chaired by Katja Krause (MPIWG and TU Berlin)

Suggested reading
Opus maius, pt. VI, ch. 1-2 (download Latin/English)

Zoom link: TBD

PAST MEETINGS

19 February 2021, 4 pm CET – Reform of sciences

Nikolaus Egel, Roger Bacon’s Reform of the Sciences

Chaired by Nicola Polloni (KU Leuven)

Suggested reading
Roger Bacon, Letter to Pope Clement IV (download Latin/English)


19 March 2021, 4 pm CET – Division of sciences

Alexander Fidora, The Division of the Sciences in Opus Maius IV, 1, 2: Notes on Bacon’s Sources and Their Transformation

Chaired by Dominic Dold (MPIWG and TU Berlin)

Suggested reading
Opus maius, pt. IV, dist. 1, ch. 2 (download Latin/English)


9 April 2021, 3 pm CEST (instead of 4 pm) – Optics

Nader El-Bizri, On Vision: Roger Bacon’s Opus maius (V.1-2) in light of Alhazen’s Optics (I-II)

Chaired by Lukaš Lička (Akademie věd České republiky)

Suggested reading
Opus maius, pt. V, dist. 1-2 (download Latin/English)

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82699900550?pwd=V1l1d0l6SHRUQkRYWkhteHhmdFNVUT09


6 May 2021, 4 pm CEST – Astronomy

Philipp Nothaft, Roger Bacon and Giles of Lessines

Chaired by Cecilia Panti (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”)

Suggested reading
Opus maius, TBD

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83232537828?pwd=Yksvb2Z2N1hKTnZ4clhhVWx3VDZTdz09


18 June 2021, 4 pm CEST – Astrology POSTPONED

Darrel Rutkin, Roger Bacon and Astrology: The ‘Unnamed Master’ Revisited

Suggested reading
Opus maius, TBD

Zoom link: TBD


16 July 2021, 4 pm CEST – Science of weights

Yael Kedar, The motion of the scale and Bacon’s scientific method

Chaired by Giora Hon (University of Haifa)

Suggested reading
Opus maius, pt. IV, dist. 4, ch. 16-17 (download Latin/English)

Zoom link: https://telhai-ac-il.zoom.us/j/88617311298