Department of History & Political Science
Dan Burton, Ph.D.
UNA Box 5019
Willingham Hall 213
Research & Teaching Fields:
Medieval History, Science & Technology, Philosophy of Science, Science & Religion, Rare Books & Manuscripts
Research, Teaching and Other Interests:
- Burton recently co-authored, along with Dave Grandy, a book on the history of the occult and its relationship to science: Magic, Mystery and Science: The Occult in Western Civilization, published in Nov. 2003 by Indiana University Press. It now appears in a Turkish translation from Varlik Press (2006).
- He is currently finishing a Latin edition and translation of the earliest complete text on Atmospheric Refraction by the acclaimed 14th century scientist, Nicole Oresme.
- He has recently co-authored an article on Viking Age Anglo-Saxon England with fellow UNA professor Nancy Atkinson, "Harrowing the Houses of the Holy: Images of Violation in Wulfstan's Homilies," in The Year 1000: Religious and Social Response to the Turning of the First Millennium (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2002).
- His current work is on a highly popular medieval veterinary treatise by Jordanus Ruffus, Master of the Horse to Holy Roman Emperor Frederick the Second.
- HI 101: World Civilization to 1500
- HI 102: World Civilization since 1500
- HI 340: Medieval Europe I, 476-11099
- HI 341: Medieval Europe II, 1100-1500
- HI 417/517: History of Rome
- HI 482/582: History of Science & Technology I
- HI 483/583: History of Science & Technology II
- HI 484/584: Philosophical Borderlands of Science and Religion