Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives

Date / time: 14 November - 15 November, All day

Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives

This workshop concerning the afterlives, use and reconstruction of early modern collections 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?

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

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 (Leeds)
  • Julianne Nyhan (UCL)
  • Torsten Roeder (Leopoldina)
  • Anna Marie Roos (Lincoln)
  • Giacomo Savani (Leeds)
  • Cornelis Schilt (Oxford)
  • Tom Scott (Wellcome)
  • Aron Sterk (Lincoln)
  • Matthew Symonds (CELL, UCL).

Registration is £100 full, £50 students and concessions, including lunch, coffee and a music concert on the night of 14 November.

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Location: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG