National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: James Evans

Affiliation: University of Puget Sound

James Evans is Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Science at the University of Puget Sound. His research and teaching interests are primarily in the history of science, with a specialization in ancient Greek astronomy. His books include The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy (Oxford University Press, 1998) and (with J. Lennart Berggren), Geminos’s Introduction to the Phenomena: A Translation and Study of a Hellenistic Survey of Astronomy (Princeton University Press, 2006). Recent research projects have been devoted to the material culture of ancient astronomy and astrology. This includes everything from ancient astronomical sundials and gearwork mechanisms to astrologers’ boards and objects that expressed the cultural, political and religious connections of astronomy.  Dr. Evans is the AIA Webster Lecturer for 2016/2017

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