You are warmly invited to join us at day-long workshops on Digital Approaches to the History of Science. These workshops are supported and co-organized by the Reading Euclid project, the Newton Project, the Royal Society, and the Centre for Digital Scholarship.
Digital Approaches to the History of Science
—Life out of a coffin—
When: 10:00—17:00, Thursday 28 September
Where: Faculty of History, University of Oxford, 41–47 George Street OX1 2BE (map)
Access: all are welcome—see below for information on travel bursaries
Admission: free, refreshments and lunch included
Registration is required for each workshop: register for workshop 1, 28 September
This pair of one-day workshops will showcase and explore some of the work currently being done at the intersection of digital scholarship and the history of science. Visualizing 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.
Workshop 1: Thursday 28 September
Confirmed speakers include:
- Pierpaolo Dondio: Publishing the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
- Kathryn Eccles: Cabinet Project
- Louisiane Ferlier: The Royal Society Journal Collection: Science in the Making?
- Rob Iliffe: Newton Project
- Lauren Kassell: Casebooks Project
- Alison Pearn: Darwin Correspondence
- Anna Henry: Sloane’s Minute Books
Details of Workshop 2 will be announced shortly, when registration will open.
We have taken inspiration from William Stukely’s isolation and seek to converse, as it were, out of a coffin:
in my situation at Stamford there was not one person, clergy or lay, that had any taste or love of learning or ingenuity, so that I was as much dead in converse as in a coffin
We are delighted to be able to offer travel bursaries to enable students and early career researchers (up to 3 years beyond the award of most recent degree) to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please contact co-organizer Yelda Nasifoglu on firstname.lastname@example.org, providing:
- Your name
- Your institution
- Your level of study/year of award of most recent degree
- Travelling from
- Estimate of travel cost
These workshops are organized by:
Lukis, ed. ‘Family Memoirs’, vol. I (1882), p.109, cited in Michael Reed, ‘The cultural role of small towns in England, 1600–1800’, in Peter Clark, Small Towns in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge: CUP, 1882), p.147, via Google Books.
Tycho Brahe, Tabulae Rudolphinae (Ulm, 1627), frontispiece. Bodleian Library Savile Q 14. Edited in Photoshop by Yelda Nasifoglu.
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.