Robert Goulding, MI Faculty Fellow, announced as next Reilly Center Director

Author: Jessica Baron

Robert Goulding

Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has announced its next director. Robert Goulding, who will take over from current director Anjan Chakravartty on July 1, 2018, is an associate professor in the Program of Liberal Studies. He has been a faculty member at Notre Dame since 2003 and is a concurrent faculty member in the Department of History as well as the Reilly Center’s PhD Program in History and Philosophy of Science (directing the latter since 2017). He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Medieval Institute. 

Goulding is an historian of Renaissance science, particularly optics and mathematics. In 2007, he co-authored a translation and commentary on the 17th-century English astronomer Thomas Harriot’s Artis analyticae praxis (Springer) and in 2010, Springer published his monograph titled Defending Hypatia: Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History in the series Archimedes. He has been the recipient of multiple NEH fellowships as well as a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he was a resident member of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. He has also served as the Director of the University Seminars program from 2014-2016.

Originally published by Jessica Baron at on January 22, 2018. Edited and republished by the Medieval Institute on January 31, 2018.