My new research focuses on mathematics and the sciences of the stars in 14th-century Constantinople, especially the network of polymaths around Nikephorus Gregoras.
Kanye West’s recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live took an unexpected turn when West invoked Galileo, implying that they were both misunderstood geniuses who wouldn’t be silenced by bullies telling them what to think. West was responding to Kimmel, who had asked about West’s views on the president. I’m not… Read more
As progress continues on Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός I find myself confronting more and more questions that E. Boer’s critical edition does not and cannot answer. Some of these questions are small and probably of interest only to a sliver of scholars. Other seem a bit broader, such as: How did… Read more
Wandering through Trader Joe’s this morning, I stumbled across an excellent and under explored career for historians of science: marketing and advertising. Picking up some snacks, I noticed the Cheddar Rocket Crackers. In typical Trader Joe’s fashion, the package combined a bit of a goofy aesthetic with retro images. Brilliant!… Read more