Henry Zepeda - May 28, 2013, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, “The Medieval Latin Transmission of the Menelaus Theorem”. His committee members were Steven J. Livesey (chair), Roberta Magnusson (Department of History), Kerry Magruder, Edith D. Sylla (North Carolina State University) and Rienk Vermi. In July, Henry will be moving to Germany to take up a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, in the Research Group on “Modern Geometry and the Concept of Space.” In addition, he has been appointed to a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) project in Munich. The project is funded by the Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften and hosted by the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich. PAL’s partner in the project is the Warburg Institute (University of London) and its new Centre for the History of Arabic Sciences in Europe (CHASE).
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