Diagrams, Figures and the Transformation of Astronomy, 1450–1650

SacroBosco, 1488This five-year digital project, funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), is sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of Cambridge University. The project is led by Nicholas Jardine, Liba Taub, Sachiko Kusukawa, Isabelle Pantin, and Katie Taylor.

Liba Taub is an alumna of the OU History of Science program (PhD, 1987) and the Curator of Cambridge University’s Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

The project website, to be located at the Whipple Museum website, will feature a collection of case studies. Each case study will include an image, transcription, English translation and commentary. This website will make available the rare primary sources along with the results of research workshops. A preliminary website entitled Starry Messenger is already available.

For more information, including a full project description and preliminary bibliography, see the project website.

The OU History of Science Collections image galleries offer many diagrams and figures related to astronomy, 1450-1650, including the following:

15th century

16th century

17th century: 1600 to 1650

Bayer, Uranometria (1661)

Hevelius, Selenographia (1647)

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