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.

These workshops are held at the History Faculty, University of Oxford [map].

The first one took place on 28 September 2017.
[programme]
[registration via Eventbrite]
[Bodleian Digital Library blog]
[a summary of the event]

The second workshop took place on 23 March 2018.
[programme]
[registration via Eventbrite]
[Bodleian Digital Library blog]

 

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.

Euclid's Elements of Geometry in Early Modern Britain and Ireland