POSTPONED: Circular Thinking Panel Discussion

POSTPONED: Circular Thinking Panel Discussion
27 Mar 2020, 16:00 to 27 Mar 2020, 17:30
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Warburg Institute is sorry to have to announce the postponement of this event in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and we hope to be able to reschedule in the very near future.

Panellists will each present a case study of compass use or techniques in premodern Europe. These short presentations will be followed by a curated conversation and general Q&A.

  • Dr. Sarah Griffin, Winchester College: 'Constructing the Calendars in the Diagrams of Opicinus de Canistris (1296-c. 1352)'
  • Professor Jean-Marie Guillouët, Université de Nantes: 'Testimony of Construction Practices in Some Late Medieval Compass Traceries'
  • Dr. Stephen Johnston, History of Science Museum, University of Oxford: 'Drawing and the Design Process in Mathew Baker’s Fragments of Ancient English Shipwrightry'
  • Professor Robert Bork will join the conversation and Q&A
  • Dr. Megan C. McNamee, Warburg Institute

The panel is free and open to the public. It is part of ‘Circular Thinking’ series of events dedicated to the drawing compass in premodern Europe.

image: © The British Library Board (Add MS 47682, fol. 2r)


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