Collecting and Collections: Lives and Digital Afterlives 

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November 14, 2019 to November 15, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Archival Science, Digital Humanities, Early Modern History and Period Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Library and Information Science

Workshop III of the international research project, Collective Wisdom: Collecting in the early modern Academy, will take place November 14-15, 2019 at the Royal Society in London. This workshop, Collectiong and Collections: Lives and Digital Afterlives, concerns the afterlives, use and reconstruction of early modern collections and is designed to benefit scholars interested in digital humanities. We will explore digital approaches to survey collections over time, assisted by the Royal Society-Google Cultural Institute partnership. How can we data-mine and use tools to integrate extant databases? How did the norms of early modern academies of scientific journal publication, priority of discovery and ‘matters of fact’ shape the organisation of knowledge? How do we consider those early modern models in digital reconstructions of early collecting?

Speakers include: Min Chen (Oxford), Mary-Ann Constantine (Wales), Natasha David (Google), Michelle DiMeo (Hagley), Louisianne Ferlier (The Royal Society), Rainer Godel (Leopoldina), Rob Iliffe (Oxford),  Neil Johnston (TNA), Suhair Khan (Google), Nigel Leask (Glasgow),  Miranda Lewis (Oxford), Alice Marples (Oxford), Alessio Mattana (Turin), Brent Nelson (Saskatchewan), Julianne Nyhan (UCL), Torsten Roeder (Leopoldina), Anna Marie Roos (Lincoln), Giacomo Savani (University College Dublin), Cornelis Schilt (Oxford), Tom Scott (Wellcome), Aron Sterk (Lincoln), Matthew Symonds (CELL, UCL).   For The Royal Society, including directions to the venue, please access the website hereRegister here. The conference programme is available here. Paper abstracts are also available.

Collective Wisdom is funded by a networking grant award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Our project partners include the Leopoldina, The Royal Society, The Society of Antiquaries of London, the Francke Foundation, The University of Lincoln and the University of Oregon.

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Vera Keller, Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon

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