John Steele

John Steele is a historian of the exact sciences in antiquity. He specializes in the history of astronomy, with a particular focus on Mesopotamian astronomy. He is the author of Observations and Predictions of Eclipse Times by Early Astronomers (Kluwer 2000) and A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East (Saqi 2008), and editor of Calendars and Years: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient Near East (Oxbow Books 2007), Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World (Oxbow Books 2010), and (jointly with Annette Imhausen) Under One Sky: Astronomy and Mathematics in the Ancient Near East (Ugarit Verlag 2002). He has previously held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at Durham University, the E. P. May Fellowship at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto, and a Dibner Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology.