THATCampHSS 2016

The History of Science Society sponsored its third THATCamp this year at the Society’s annual meeting. About eighteen people showed up on Sunday morning, the last day of the conference, to explore how to better use and develop digital scholarship. We covered everything from how to use Zotero, to organizing mountains of digital files in your laptop (on Windows, try […]

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Isis Articles as a Big Data Source

I’ve already called attention to the work that Scott Weingart (Indiana University) has done with co-citation analysis in history of science in my earlier post on the 2013 Digital HPS Conference. If you go to his blog, the scottbot irregular, you’ll find a post from this week where he talks about how to do visualizations with co-citation analysis using the […]

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At the International Congress: Open Access and the Ecology of Knowledge

In my post a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I would discuss events at the International Congress of History of Science at Manchester (ICHSTM 2013). The session that I co-organized with Birute Railiene (president of the the International Union’s Commission on Bibliography and Documentation) brought together a group of speakers who have been studying or providing digital reference […]

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Digital Humanities in History and Philosophy of Science

This past weekend, I attended the Digital HPS conference hosted by Bill Newman and Wally Hooper on the beautiful Indiana University campus in Bloomington. The conference was, I believe, the fourteenth meeting of a group of historians and philosophers of science who are building digital tools and doing cutting edge “big data” research. They have formed the Digital HPS Consortium. […]

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