75th Anniversary Home Football Game Event: Creation and Cosmos: The Universe according to Hildegard


Location: Jordan Hall of Science, Digital Visualization Theater (View on map.nd.edu)

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Image of the Cosmos from Hildegard of Bingen

Creation and Cosmos: The Universe according to Hildegard.  This 40-minute, full-dome recreation of a 12th-century view of how the universe came to be and how it functions is based on the theology, science, art and music of the Benedictine nun Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1079). Aspects will be shown in the Digital Visualization Theater in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame on November 6 at 11 AM in conjunction with the 75th year celebration of the Medieval Institute. Excerpts from this digital recreation have been shown at planetaria in several locations in the USA and in Europe. The model is the work of Christian Jara and Margot Fassler and features singers from the Program in Sacred Music (SMND).  Fassler will give a short lecture to introduce the digital recreation. We are thankful to Dr. Keith Davis, Director of Notre Dame's Digital Visualization Theater, for his ongoing help with this project and to Notre Dame's Center for Research Computing, Jarek Nabrzyski, Director, that makes our work possible. We have received a grant from the ACLS and are grateful for support from the College of Arts and Letters and from the Faculty Research Support Program at Notre Dame.