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Dr Philipp Nothaft

Quondam Fellow since 2020
Most of my research revolves around the history of astronomy, chronology, and time-reckoning in medieval and early modern Europe, with a heavy focus on unpublished sources in medieval Latin manuscripts.
Dr Philipp Nothaft
  • Background

    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 2015)
    • Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellow, The Warburg Institute, London (from 2013 to 2015)
    • Research Associate, University College London (from 2011 to 2013)
    • Buber Fellow, Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (from 2010 to 2011)
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate, University of Munich (from 2003 to 2011)
  • Research interests

    • European intellectual history & history of science (medieval / early modern)
    • History of astronomy / astrology
    • Chronology, calendars, and systems of dating
  • Selected publications

    • Robert Grosseteste’s Compotus. Edited and Translated by Alfred Lohr and C. Philipp E. Nothaft (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).
    • Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
    • Walcher of Malvern: "De lunationibus" and "De Dracone"; Study, Edition, Translation, and Commentary (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017).
    • Medieval Latin Christian Texts on the Jewish Calendar: A Study with Five Editions and Translations (Leiden: Brill, 2014).
    • Dating the Passion: the Life of Jesus and the Emergence of Scientific Chronology (200–1600) (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
    • “Henry Bate’s Tabule Machlinenses: The Earliest Astronomical Tables by a Latin Author.” Annals of Science 75 (2018): 275–303.
    • “Jean des Murs’s Canones tabularum Alfonsii of 1339.” Erudition and the Republic of Letters 4 (2019): 98–122.
    • “Glorious Science or ‘Dead Dog’? Jean de Jandun and the Quarrel over Astrology in Fourteenth-Century Paris.” Vivarium 57 (2019): 51–101.