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Digital Approaches to the History of Science Workshop 1

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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.

Confirmed speakers for the workshop:

  • 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

This workshop forms one of a pair of one-day workshops (28 September and 7 December) that will showcase and explore some of the work currently being done at the intersection of digital scholarship and the history of science.

You are welcome to come to either workshop or both, which we envisage as complementary. Details of the second workshop will be published shortly, when we will also open registration.

We have taken inspiration from William Stukely’s isolation and seek 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."

Travel bursaries

We are delighted to offer travel bursaries within the UK 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 yelda.nasifoglu@history.ox.ac.uk, providing:

  • Your name
  • Your institution
  • Your level of study/year of award of most recent degree
  • Travelling from
  • Estimate of travel cost

Funds may be available for students or ECRs wishing to travel from outside the UK: please contact the organizers.

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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