Title: Re-writing a life: Isaac Newton as revealed from his digital archive
Date: 12 November, 2013
Time: 5:15 PM (BST=GMT+1)Venue: Athlone Room, 102, Senate House, South Block, First floor, or live online at HistorySpot
Abstract: This paper will consider the experience of the Newton Project which has digitised and made available online the multimillion word organic personal and printed archive of Sir Isaac Newton. In doing so, the paper will also reconsider the life of Isaac Newton on the basis of his digitised Theological Papers and his other scientific and mathematical writings. (http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk/)
Speaker: Rob Iliffe is the Director of the AHRC Newton Papers Project with an overall responsibility for completing the online publication of all four million words of Newton’s Theological Papers. He is also responsible for extending the scope of the original project to include dealing with Newton’s scientific and mathematical work. Rob gained his PhD from Cambridge University and is currently Professor of Intellectual History and the History of Science at the University of Sussex. He is the author of A Very Short Introduction to Isaac Newton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), and has published extensively on early modern history and the history of science. He is currently completing a major work on Newton’s theology for online release.