In this edition of the podcast we welcome as our guest historian of astrology, H Darrel Rutkin. Currently he is a researcher at the ERC funded project Early Modern Cosmology: Institutions and Metaphysics at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His research covers a large period of the Western Latin Tradition (1250-1800) and focuses chiefly on the philosophical, cultural and socio-political facets of astrological knowledge and practice. The conversation addresses some of the topics of his research as well as the first volume of his three volume work, “Sapientia Astrologica: Astrology, Magic and Natural Knowledge, ca. 1250-1800”, which is dedicated to “Medieval Structures (1250-1500): Conceptual, Institutional, Socio-Political, Religious and Cultural”.
For an overview of Darrel Rutink’s work see: https://unive.academia.edu/HDarrelRutkin
Early Modern Cosmology: Institutions and Metaphysics – https://www.unive.it/pag/35129/
Sapientia Astrologica: Astrology, Magic and Natural Knowledge, ca. 1250-1800, Vol. 1 (Springer, 2019) – https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030107789