This page lists ongoing or planned projects related to Grosseteste. Bringing this information together may prevent the duplication of research or facilitate contact between people working in the same area. The contact details of the people mentioned below can be found in The Society page (if they are not members, we have tried to provide an address). If you are working on a Grosseteste project at the moment and would like it listed here, please contact John Flood. (You don’t have to have any Society connection and you can decide what level of detail you would like to supply).
Publications in progress
The Durham Grosseteste Project is editing Grosseteste’s scientific works.
Phillipa Hoskin is re-editing Grosseteste’s episcopal register, making additions in particular of missing entries and of the marginal notes which have been largely omitted from the published text, and considering how Grosseteste’s views of kingship and of ecclesiastical reform effects the lives and work of men such as Walter de Cantilupe, Richard Gravesend, Henry of Sandwich and John Gervais as well as earlier bishops such as Fulk Basset. I hope to trace the balance between ideals and pragmatism in the work of these men and place Grosseteste’s influence on the English episcopacy in a long-term context.
Frank Mantello and Joe Goering are editing the following sermons: no. 12 (In libro Numerorum…), no. 13 (Beatus Paulus….), no. 19 (Premonitus a venerabili patre…), and no. 31 (Scriptum est de Leuitis…).
Michael Robson is editing Grosseteste’s ‘Franciscan’ sermons.
Michele Trizio (University of Bari) is preparing a critical edition of Grosseteste’s translations of the commentaries on books 5 (one anonymous and the other by Michael of Ephesus) and 6 (Eustartius of Nicea) of the Nichomachean Ethics. After this he intends to address the Notulae.
Michele Trizio (University of Bari) and Tiziano Dorandi (CNRS Paris) are publishing a critical edition of Grosseteste’s translation of the Suda Lexicon.
Ongoing theses and dissertations
Aaron Hope is completing a PhD at University College, London, which deals in part with Grosseteste’s attitude to the episcopal office and the responsibilities of spiritual government. More specifically, he investigates in detail the activities of his deputy, Robert Marsh (brother of Adam Marsh), during the bishop’s absences from the diocese of Lincoln.
Grosseteste Society: Corrigenda to the printed texts of Grosseteste’s work. It is hoped to assemble corrections to the existing editions of Grosseteste’s works and make them on available on this site.
James Ginther: Updates to S. Harrison Thomson’s The Writings of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, 1235-1253 (Cambridge University Press, 1940).