Thomas Harriot: Un-famous Genius

Thomas Harriot was an Elizabethan mathematician and scientist. He found employment with Walter Raleigh as his navigation specialist in his endeavours to found a colony on Roanoke Island in North America. There he studied the customs and religious practices of the local Algonquin Indians, and produced the first dictionary of a New World language. This was also a time of political and religious intrigue in court circles, and Harriot’s association with Raleigh placed him front and centre. Harriot’s scientific endeavours were appreciated by Kepler, but were seen as a threat by some religious zealots.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Harriot’s navigational role in Raleigh’s ill-fated attempt to found a colony in North America.
  • His studies of Algonquin customs and religious practices, and creation of an Algonquin dictionary.
  • Political and religious intrigue in Elizabeth’s court.
  • His scientific contributions and the controversy they aroused.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the remarkable contributions of a little-known scholar
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