Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:00-6:30 p.m. Conrad A. Elvhejem Building, Room L150: Medieval Studies Symposium on "Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages."
1:00-1:05 Thomas Dale (Director of Medieval Studies): INTRODUCTION
Historical and Theological Perspectives on Medieval Science
1:05-1:35: William Courtenay (Professor Emeritus, History) "Science and the Miraculous among University Theologians."
1:35-2:05: Mike Shank, (Professor Emeritus, History of Science) “From Necessities to Possibilities: The Place of the Later Latin Middle Ages in the History of Science."
Measuring Science and Morality
2:05-2:35 Lisa H. Cooper (Associate Professor, English), “From ‘Oure Orizonte’ to ‘All the World’: The Forms of Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe”
2:35-3:05 Nicholas Jacobson (Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science), "'Masters of Discipline': Market Censorship and the Mathematics of Morality in Twelfth-Century Andalusia."
Medieval Arts of Medicine
3:15-3:45: Walton Schalick (Physician Supervisor at Central Wisconsin Center, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine), “‘Wondrous Waters’: Marvelous Medicine in the Middle Ages.”
3:45-4:15: Peter Bovenmyer (Ph.D. Candidate, Art History; Editor, History of Cartography Project), “The Body Inscribed: Monastic Anatomy and the Epistemic Image in the Twelfth Century.”
4:15-4:45: Leah Pope (Ph.D. Candidate, English), “Blindne on þis dimme hol: Metaphors of Disability in the Old English Boethius.”
5:00-6:30: KEYNOTE LECTURE
Introduction by Mike Shank (History of Science)
Robert Morrison (Religion/History of Science, Bowdoin College) “An Economy of Scholarly Exchange.”