Drop into the British Academy on June 22-23 for our first Summer Showcase
Wander through our beautiful building to view 15 exhibits consisting of text panels, interactive elements and audio-visual displays created by the academics we fund. Meet our researchers, find out more about their projects and take part in hands-on activities.
Dr. Marilina Cesario’s exhibit explores Medieval visions of modern science before and after Halley
Before and After Halley: Medieval Visions of Modern Science
Before and After Halley explores, for the first time, how medieval records of comets can be used to test the theory that our solar system may include an additional, undiscovered planet: Planet Nine. Combining the skills of a medievalist and an astronomer, this exhibit challenges the assumption that early medieval scientific thought was simple and undeserving of serious scientific investigation.
Marilina Cesario is Senior Lecturer in the Earliest Writings in English and Historical Linguistics at Queen’s University Belfast.
Research Award: APEX Award 2017
Showcase opening times: Friday 22-Saturday 23 June,11am - 5pm
Late-night view: Friday 22nd June, 6.30-9pm
An interactive map of medieval recordings of comet sightings
You'll find this exhibit at Point 14 in the Lecture Room on the First Floor. Download our programme to plan your visit.