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Robert D. Goulding
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN 46556-4635)

Fellowships for University Teachers
Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 5/31/2007

Vision, Optics, and Experimental Traditions in the Renaissance

This project investigates competing narratives of light and vision in Europe in the period 1500-1700. Alongside the scholarly practices of mathematical optics, it considers the influence of magical experiment books and the effects of the early popularization of science.