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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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6045 Wentworth Hall, Room 110
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-2736 or (603) 646-2876
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Rich Kremer


Richard Kremer

  • Professor Kremer watching an eclipse
Title: Associate Professor of History
Office: 405 Carson Hall
Phone: 646-2228
Departmental Web site: History Department

Medieval and Renaissance Courses Taught

  • None currently

Areas of Research Interest

  • Late medieval and early modern astronomy
  • Early printing

Important and/or Recent and/or Major Publications

  • Johann Hevelius and his world: Astronomer, cartographer, philosopher and correspondent (Studia Copernicana, 44). Co-edited with with Jarosław Włodarczyk. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences, 2013.
  • "Marcus Schinnagel's winged altarpiece of 1489: Astronomical computation in a liturgical format." Journal for the history of astronomy, 43 (2012), 321-45.
  • "The SN 393 – SNR RX J1713.7-3946 (G347.3-0.5) connection" (with Robert A. Fesen, Daniel Patnaude, and Dan Milisavljevic). Astronomical journal, 143:27 (2012), 6 pp.
  • "Experimenting with paper instruments in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century astronomy: Computing syzygies with isotemporal lines and salt dishes." Journal for the history of astronomy, 42 (2011), 223-58.
  • Regiomontanus's Defense of Theon against George of Trebizond, ca. 1465-75. A critical edition, co-edited with Michael Shank. Dartmouth College Library Digital Edition, 2010. Available at
  • Jerzy Dobrzycki, Selected Papers on Medieval and Renaissance Astronomy (Studia Copernicana, 43). Co-edited with Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences, 2010.
  • Johannes Kepler, from Tübingen to Zagan (Studia Copernicana, 42). Co-edited with Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences, 2009.
  • “Calculating with Andreas Aurifaber: A new source for Copernican astronomy in 1540,” Journal for the history of astronomy, 41 (2010), 483-502.
  • “War Bernhard Walther, Nürnberger astronomischer Beobachter des 15. Jahrhunderts, auch ein Theoretiker?” In Astronomie in Nürnberg, pp. 156-83. Ed. Gudrun Wolfschmidt. Hamburg: tredition science, 2010.
  • “Copernicus, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.” /Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon/, 3d ed., ix: 302-3. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2009.
  • “Kepler and the Graz Calendar Makers: Computational foundations of astrological prognostication.” Studia Copernicana, 42 (2009), 77-100.
  • “Physiology.” In The Cambridge history of science, vol. 6, /The modern biological and earth sciences/, pp. 342-66. Ed. Peter J. Bowler and John V. Pickstone. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • “A time to keep and a time to cast away: Thoughts on acquisitions for university instrument collections.” Rittenhouse, 22 (2008), 188-210.
  • “John of Murs, Wenzel Faber and the computation of true syzygy in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.” In Mathematics celestial and terrestrial: Festschrift für Menso Folkerts zum 65. Geburtstag, Acta Historica Leopoldina 54 (2008), 147-60.

Last Updated: 8/5/13