Jesuit science from a digital perspective. The Jesuit Science Network
Veranstalter: Dagmar Mrozik und Volker Remmert, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Datum: 26. bis 27. November 2015
In recent years, an ever growing number of scholars in the humanities have realized the benefits they can gain from using digital methods in their work. This holds particularly true when it comes to dealing with large amounts of similarly structured information, as is the case in the study of early modern Jesuit science: biographical information of the involved actors, bibliographical information of published scientific works and unofficial manuscripts, chronologies of colleges and their scientific chairs, and so on. In order to record, categorize, and then map out all this data in a sensible way, it would only seem obvious to use computers, thus allowing for truly comprehensive studies to be made.
In our workshop “Early modern Jesuit science in a digital perspective – The Jesuit Science Network”, we want to discuss such digital approaches in practice. As a particular example, we want to present the titular Jesuit Science Network (JSN), a biographical database on Jesuit scholars in early modern science that is currently in its last stages of development at Wuppertal University. After completion, it will contain around 1000 entries and will be put online for other researchers to use (expected launch mid 2016). Aside from discussing the JSN, the workshop also wants to give opportunities to address other digital methods and how the study of early modern Jesuit science can benefit from them.
Thursday, Nov 26
2:30pm – 2:45pm Volker Remmert (Wuppertal): Introduction
2:45pm – 3:45pm Bernard Deprez (Leuven): “Exploring jesuitica.be for science research: Strengths and weaknesses”
4:15pm – 5:15pm Alexander Czmiel, Fabian Körner (Berlin): “The Person Data Repository”
5:15pm – 6:15pm Dagmar Mrozik (Wuppertal): “The Jesuit Science Network”
Friday, Nov 27
9:00am – 10:00am Luca Guzzardi (Milan): “The project of the Ruggiero Boscovich National Edition in digital perspective”
10:30am – 11:30am Matteo Valleriani, Dirk Wintergrün (Berlin): “A Subnetwork of Treatises: The Editions of Clavius’s Sphere of Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Network of Tracts on The Sphere”
11:30am – 12:30pm Iva Lelková (Prague): “Visualization of Athanasius Kircher’s (1602-1680) correspondence – Problems and questions”
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Der Beitrag von Dagmar Mrozik bei H-Soz-u-Kult: http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-29357 (3. 11. 2015).