Wesley Stevens


Wesley Stevens Title: Professor Emeritus of History University of Winnipeg Visiting Scholar at St. Paul’s College Adjunct Professor of Graduate Studies University of Manitoba
Building: St. Paul's College, UM
Phone: 204-272-1598


Professional Employment

2004 to present. Visiting Scholar, St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba
2008 to present. Professor of Classics, University of Manitoba
1995 - Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, University of Winnipeg
1968-1994 Professor of History University of Winnipeg
1985-1987 Lecturer in Latin Palaeography, Consortium of Austro-Bavarian Studies
1960-1967 Assistant Professor of History, Emory University
1956-1960 Managing Editor, The Christian Scholar (quarterly periodical). Commission on Higher Education, National Council of Churches in the USA

Recent Professional Honours and Awards

Humboldt Prize for Research (Germany), second invitation 2006.

Humboldt Prize for Research (Germany), first invitation 1994.

2000 Keynote Address : “Quid est enim tempus?”, International Congress of Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, 10 July 2000.

1998 Distinguished Lecturer in Humanities: “Alternatives to Ptolemy”, University of Windsor, 30 September 1998.

Recent Publications

Walahfrid Strabo’s study of the computus (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2015) “Zero: a small circle at Murbach, A.D.814 to 820,” Physis 41/4 (Roma 2014).

Scotoma lexicographia: The omission of mathematical and scientific Latin terms from classical and medieval Latin dictionaries,” in Discovery and distinction in the early Middle Ages (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute, 2013).

 2005 “Marginalia in the Latin Euclid”, in Scientia in margine. Études sur les marginalia dans les manuscrits scientifiques du Moyen Âge à la Renaissance, réunies par Danielle Jacquart et Charles Burnett (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences historiques et philosophiques V, Hautes Études Médiévales et Modernes 88; Paris, Droz, 2005), p. 117-137.

“Euclidean Geometry in the Early Middle Ages: A Preliminary Reassessment”, in Studies in Medieval Technology, Science, and Art, in memory of Jean Gimpel, ed. Marie-Thérèse Zenner (Aldershot, England : Ashgate Publishing, 2004), p. 229-263.

“Circulus, triangulus, epidonicus. Geometrical Difficulties with Latin Lexicography”, in Daimonopylai. Essays I Classics and the Classical Tradition, eds. R.B. Egan and M.A. Joyal (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Centre for Hellenistic Civilization, 2004), p. 397-426.

“A Present Sense of Things Past: Quid est enim tempus?”, in Time and Eternity. The Medieval Discourse, eds. G. Jaritz and G. Moreno-Riaño, International Medieval Research, vol 9 (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2003), p.9-28.

“Addo et subtraho. Mathematical Glosses to Modern Lexicography”, in Inquirens subtilia Diversa. Dietrich Lohrmann zum 65. Geburstag, eds. Horst Kranz and Ludwig Falkenstein (Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2002), p. 238-259.

“Fields and Streams. Language and Practice of Arithmetic and Geometry in Early Medieval Schools” in Word, Image, Number. Communication in the Middle Ages, eds. John J. Contreni and Santa Casciani (Florence: Sismel, Editioni del Galluzzo, 2002), p.113-203.

 “Le Istituzioni Culturali e la Trasmissione del Sapere”, in Storia della Scienza (Rome : Enciclopedia Itaniana), vol, IV, Medioevo, Rinascimento (2001), Parte I, capitolo II, p. 93-104.

“Rappresentazione della Terra”, in Storia della Scienza (Rome : Enciclopedia Itaniana), vol, IV, Medioevo, Rinascimento (2001), Parte I, capitolo IX, 3, p. 179-183.

“La Teoria delle Maree e le Latitudini Terrestri”, in Storia della Scienza (Rome : Enciclopedia Itaniana), vol, IV, Medioevo, Rinascimento (2001), parte I, capitolo IX, 4, p. 183-184.

Bede's Scientific Achievement. The Jarrow Lecture
(St. Paul's Church, Jarrow-upon-Tyne: UK, 1985)

Hrabani De computo, in Corpus Christianorum continuatio mediaevalis, vol 40 (Turnhout: Belgium, 1979)