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Digital Approaches to the History of Science Workshop 2

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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 from the UK and elsewhere in Europe, 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.

This is the second of a pair of one-day workshops, the first of which took place on 28 September 2017, that showcase and explore some of the work currently being done at the intersection of digital scholarship and the history of science.

Confirmed speakers for workshop II include:

  • Richard Dunn: the Board of Longitude Project
  • Christy Henshaw: the Wellcome Collection
  • Miranda Lewis, Howard Hotson, Arno Bosse: Cultures of Knowledge
  • Robert McNamee: Electronic Enlightenment Project
  • Tobias Schweizer, Sepideh Alassi: Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL)
  • Sally Shuttleworth: Diseases of Modern Life or Constructing Scientific Communities
  • with lightning talks by Grant Miller and Yelda Nasifoglu

Travel bursaries

We are offering modest 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

For more information on the workshop series, see the Bodleian Digital Library blog or the Reading Euclid website.


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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