Digital Approaches to the History of Science

We are happy to be co-organisers of the ‘Digital Approaches to the History of Science’ pair of one-day workshops that showcase and explore some of the work currently being done at the intersection of digital scholarship and the history of science.

Visualising networks of correspondence, mapping intellectual geographies, mining textual corpora: many modes of digital scholarship have special relevance to the problems and methods of the history of science, and the last few years have seen the launch of a number of new platforms and projects in this area. With contributions from projects around the UK, these two workshops will be an opportunity to share ideas, to reflect on what is being achieved and to consider what might be done next.

The first workshop took place on Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:30am-5pm at the History Faculty, University of Oxford [map].

programme:

9.30
Registration

9.55
Welcome

10.00
Rob Iliffe, Newton Project

10.45
Refreshments

11.15
Lauren Kassell, Casebooks Project

12.00
Alison Pearn, Darwin Correspondence

12.45
Lunch

14.00
Louisiane Ferlier, The Royal Society Journal Collection: Science in the Making?

14.45
Pierpaolo Dondio, Publishing the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

15.30
Refreshments

16.00
Kathryn Eccles, Cabinet Project

16.45
Next steps: plenary discussion

17.00
Close

We shall announce the date of the second workshop very soon. If you have any questions, please contact co-organiser Yelda Nasifoglu (yelda.nasifoglu@history.ox.ac.uk).

 

Image: René Descartes, Principia philosophiae (Amsterdam, 1644), ‘Cartesian network of vortices of celestial motion’, p. 110. Bodleian Library Savile T 22. Edited in Photoshop by Yelda Nasifoglu.

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