Visual thinking and diagrammatic images in medieval manuscripts
September, 2009 to August, 2012
The project explores visual thinking through a close study of medieval manuscripts asking in what way people thought differently by means of images from thinking through words or numbers. It addresses the question by scrutinising page layouts, diagrams and diagrammatic images and image-text relation. By doing so the project offers a novel approach toward examining manuscripts and links that with research in contemporary cognitive science. It studies the role of the diagrammatic and other type of images in the creation and transmission of medieval scientific and philosophical knowledge and explores it in the broader context of the history of science and philosophy.