Professor Rob Iliffe (University of Sussex)
‘Re-writing a life: Isaac Newton as revealed from his digital archive’
Venue: Athlone Room (102), 1st Floor, Senate House, Malet Street (or live online at History SPOT)
Time: Tuesday 12 November 2013, 5.15 PM (GMT)
Abstract: This paper will consider the experience of the Newton Project, which has digitised and made available online the multi-million word organic personal and printed archive of Sir Isaac Newton. In doing so, it 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.