Heaven's Above! Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter

@ Durham Cathedral

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18 November 2016

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Take a tour through the fascinating world of medieval time calculation.

Find out how the calendar was structured, and time and life were organised in the Middle Ages, in a public talk and discussion in Durham Cathedral. Dr Philipp Nothaft from All Souls College, University of Oxford, will explore medieval star-craft, and the science of time-reckoning, including the dating of Easter. The details of medieval mathematics and the beautiful diagrams in which they were presented, and the long-running arguments over how best to tell the time will all be brought to life.
A free event – tickets available from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medieval-timereckoning-
and-the-dating-of-easter-tickets-26858823464
Part of Being Human – the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
Organised by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University.

Venue
Durham Cathedral
The College
County Durham
DH1 3EQ

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