Digital approaches to the history of science

First workshop on 28 September 2017 in Oxford

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. 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.


Confirmed speakers

  • Pieropaolo Dondio, Publishing the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
  •  Kathryn Eccles, Cabinet Project
  •  Louisiane Ferlier, Sloane’s Minute Books
  •  Rob Iliffe, Newton Project
  •  Lauren Kassell, Casebooks Project
  •  Alison Pearn, Darwin Correspondence
  •  Anna Henry (a lightning talk)

Practical details

Travel bursaries are available for students and early career researchers; for more information, please consult the workshop website

Attendance is free but registration is required, via this link.

These workshops are organised by the Bodleian Centre for Digital Scholarship, Reading Euclid project, The Newton Project, and The Royal Society.

Workshop I will be held at the History Faculty, University of Oxford on Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:30am-5pm. Date of second workshop yet to be confirmed.