Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Workshop: Situating Early Modern Science Networks

'Situating Early Modern Science Networks' will be held at Diefenbaker Centre on April 13 and 14. The programme follows below. Attendance is free, but please register by contacting Marc MacDonald (

Friday, April 13

10:00-10:30 Coffee

10:30-10:45 Introduction

10:45-11:15 Elaine Leong, Cambridge
Family, Friends and Neighbours: Recipe Networks in Early Modern England

11:15-11:45 Kim McLean-Fiander, Oxford
Digitizing Gender: Women's Correspondence and Knowledge Networks in the Early Modern Era

11:45 – 1:00   Lunch 

1:00 – 3:00 Digital Coffeehouse      
  • Allison Muri, Saskatchewan (The Grub Street Project)
  • Peter Robinson and Frank Klaassen, Saskatchewan (Textual Communities)
  • Brent Nelson (Digital Ark and Textual Communities)
  • Robert Iliffe (Newton Project)
  • Alison Walker (Sloane Printed Books Project)
  • Kim McLean-Fiander (Early Modern Letters Online 
3:00-3:30 Surekha Davies, Birkbeck
Transnational Networks of Ethnographic and Cartographic Knowledge: Mapping New World Peoples in Sixteenth-Century Europe

3:30-4:00 Brent Nelson, Saskatchewan 
Collections of Curiosities and Social Networking in the Seventeenth Century

4:00-5:30 Reception

Saturday, April 14

10:00-10:30 Marc MacDonald, Saskatchewan
L’hôtel Delessert, 1801-2: The Actualization of Networks in the Twilight of the Enlightenment

10:30-10:45 Coffee

10:45-11:15 Alison Walker, British Library
The Library of Sir Hans Sloane: 17th and 21st Century Networks

11:15-11:45 Robert Iliffe, Sussex
Early Modern Networks and the Future of Online Scholarship

11:45-2:00 Working Lunch and Digital Discussion 

Funding for this workshop has been provided by Situating Science, The College of Arts and Science, The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the Department of History.