Inscription, Digitization and the Shape of Knowledge

Event Description:

How does the digitization of archival information influence knowledge? Learn about Dr. Lauren Kassell's 10-year project to digitize one of the largest surviving sets of private medical records in history—the 80,000 consultations recorded by the seventeenth-century astrologer-physicians Simon Forman and Richard Napier—with responses from New York University thought leaders across various fields. Panelists will respond from the varying perspectives of their own work.

Participants include:

  • Lauren Kassell, Director of the Casebooks Project, Reader in the History of Science and Medicine, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
  • Cliff Siskin, Henry W. and Alfred A. Berg Professor of English and American Literature, New York University
  • Lisa Gitelman, Professor of Media and English, New York University
  • Matthew Hockenberry, PhD Candidate, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
  • Moderated by Marion Thain, Associate Director of Digital Humanities for the Faculty of Arts and Science, New York University

Co-sponsored by NYU's Department of English.

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