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Stephen McCluskey

Professor Emeritus of History

Selected Publications

“Martianus and the Traditions of Early Medieval Astronomies,” pp. 221-244 in Mariken Teeuwen and Sinéad O’Sullivan, eds., Carolingian Scholarship and Martianus Capella: Ninth-century Commentary Traditions on De nuptiis in Context, Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages 12. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011.

“The Cultures of Archaeoastronomy and the History of Science,” pp. 19-29 in Clive L. N. Ruggles, ed., Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, Building Bridges Between Cultures, Proceedings of the 278th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union and “Oxford IX” Symposium on Archaeoastronomy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

“Traditional Astronomical Concepts: Linking Space, Time, and Culture,” Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture, 23 (2010): 9-18.

“Medieval Astronomy in Europe,” pp. 169-187 in Clive Ruggles and Michel Cotte, ed., Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention: A Thematic Study. Paris: ICOMOS / IAU, 2010.

“Nationalism and Politics in the Recovery of Past Astronomies,” pp. 263-7 in Jonas Vai?kūnas, ed., Astronomy and Cosmology in Folk Traditions and Cultural Heritage, (Archaeologia Baltica, 10). Klaipeda, 2008.

“Calendrical Cycles, the Eighth Day of the World, and the Orientation of English Churches,” pp. 331-354 in Clive Ruggles and Gary Urton, eds., Skywatching in the Ancient World: New Perspectives in Cultural Astronomy. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2007.

“Different Astronomies, Different Cultures, and the Question of Cultural Relativism,” pp. 69-81 in John Fountain and Rolf Sinclair, eds., Current Studies in Archaeoastronomy: Conversations across Time and Space. Durham, Carolina Academic Press, 2005.

“Changing Contexts and Criteria for the Justification of Computistical Knowledge and Practice,” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 34(2003):201-217.

“Etnoscienza dei Pueblo,” in Sandro Petruccioli, ed., Storia della Scienza, vol. 2, Cina, India, Americhe, Sec. 3, Le Civiltà Precolombiane, (Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2001).

Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1998).

“Native American Cosmologies,” pp. 427-436 in Norriss S. Hetherington, ed., Encyclopedia of Cosmology. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992.

“The Solar Year in the Calendar of Coligny,” Études Celtiques, 27(1990):163-174.

“Gregory of Tours, Monastic Timekeeping, and Early Christian Attitudes to Astronomy,” Isis, 81(1990): 8-22; reprinted in Michael H. Shank, ed., The Scientific Enterprise in Antiquity and Middle Ages: Readings from Isis. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Pr., 1996.

“Archaeoastronomy, Ethnoastronomy, and the History of Science,” Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 385(1982): 342-351.

“The Astronomy of the Hopi Indians,” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 8(1977): 174-195.

Education and Degrees

  • PhD (History of Science), University of Wisconsin, 1974
  • BS (Physics), Illinois Institute of Technology, 1961

Professional Appointments

* West Virginia University, 1976-present * University of Notre Dame, 1975-76 * University of Kansas, 1974-75

Professional Organizations

* American Historical Association * History of Science Society * Medieval Academy of America * American Astronomical Society * International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture; Secretary/Treasurer (1993 – 2004), President (2005-9), Treasurer (2010-present)

Service to the Profession

  • Co-editor, Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy (Springer Verlag), forthcoming 2012.
  • Co-editor, Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture (University of Texas Press) 1998-present.