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Humanist Archives: June 17, 2019, 6:19 a.m. Humanist 33.95 - events: the 'cabinet of curiosities', museums and collections

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 95.
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        Date: 2019-06-16 20:09:20+00:00
        From: Anna Marie Roos 
        Subject: Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives Workshop, 14-15 November 2019, The Royal Society, Registration Open

Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives Workshop
The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
14-15 November 2019

The shift from the  disordered Kunstkammer or curiosity cabinet of the
Renaissance to the ordered Enlightenment museum is well known. What has
to be explored fully is the process through which this transformation
occurred. Collective Wisdom, funded by an AHRC International Networking
Grant, explores how and why members of the Royal Society, the Society of
Antiquaries of London and the Leopoldina (in Halle, Germany) collected
specimens of the natural world, art, and archaeology in the 17th and
18th centuries.

In three international workshops, we are analysing the connections
between these scholarly organisations, natural philosophy, and
antiquarianism, and to what extent these networks shaped the formation
of early museums and their categorisation of knowledge.
Workshop III, concerning the afterlives, use and reconstruction of early
modern collections is designed to benefit scholars interested in digital

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),  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).

£100 registration fee, full (includes lunches, coffees and music concert)
£50 registration fee, students and concessions (includes lunches,
coffees and music concert)

Registration, programme, and abstracts here:

Free registration for music concert following the workshop

For more information about the Collective Wisdom project see

Best wishes,

Anna Marie Roos (PI) and Vera Keller (Co-I)

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