The biggest thing stopping me from leaving my apartment in Palermo on any given day is how hard it is to open the door. Thank God for scanners and digital editions of manuscripts.
I arrived in Sicily this week, and after struggling through some small mishaps, I started working. Read More
I’m back in Europe again. I got a free pass into Vatican City, struggled with driving, and learned about the hidden gem that is Salerno.
This week I finished my research trips to LA. It feels like a real relief. Read More
In this series, I’m talking about big issues in how we think about our scientific past. This week I’m dealing with the specter of epidemic disease. Read the first post in this series, on ancient Greece and math. Read the second post, on the Scientific Revolution. Read the third post, on astronomy and astrology. Read More
This week, I maybe learned something new, or maybe I relearned something I already knew. Who knows? Welcome to academia. Read More
In this series, I’m talking about big issues in how we think about our scientific past. This week I get into more detail about how astronomy broke away from astrology. Read the first post in this series, on ancient Greece and math. Read the second post, on the Scientific Revolution. Read More
Oh hey, I got to look at a manuscript this week! And I asked my advisor some embarrassing questions about Latin.
There wasn’t a whole lot of actual research this week, but I did write a lot. Read More
A friend recently asked me how to explain to a group of normal, reasonable people that the ancient Greeks didn’t invent science Read More