Hunting Season – Hiding on the Shelves

While Western Europe sees a record-braking heat-wave, all is well in San Marino! I am currently enjoying a two-month Dibner Research Fellowship at the Huntington Library. As devoted readers of this blog will remember, it’s a place I’ve been before (see here, here & here), and hope to return to sometime in the future. Staff,…

Why? You endeavoured to embroil me with weomen…

Why. It is a word that I frequently entertain when I study Isaac Newton. There is no scientist about whom so much is written, yet I feel that we only know so little about the man. Most Newton biographers provide us with detailed descriptions of his life and works, using the abundance of source materials…

Elected by God

As I am writing this, I am in Berlin at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual conference. I am currently listening to a paper on Johannes Kepler’s astrological aspirations and his debate with Pico della Mirandola, which is quite intriguing. I have to admit, I am not an expert on Kepler: I have a fair…

Newton’s copy of Mede: Found!

I am extremely pleased to announce a major discovery done by my friend Stephen Snobelen, who is a Professor in History of Science at King’s College, Halifax, and an authority on Newton’s religion. He is also an important contributor to the Newton Project, singlehandedly responsible for all things found below this link. Hiding in plain…