Session 8: 16:00-16:45 – Concluding Discussion

Panel commentary and open discussion live [here] at 16:00 Concluding comments on the conference will be offered by the panel, consisting of: Professor Catherine Clarke, Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community at the IHR Dr Rebekah Higgitt, Senior Lecturer in History of Science at the University of Kent and … More Session 8: 16:00-16:45 – Concluding Discussion

Session 7: 13:30–15:30 – Institutions

Speakers: Noah Moxham (University of Kent), Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (Cardiff University), Janette Bright (Institute of Historical Research), Emma Hill (University of Kent) Pre-recorded talks are embedded beneath, and links to pre-written texts are next to, the paper titles. Live Q&A and discussion starts [here] at 14:40 ** Noah Moxham, ‘East India House and the business of … More Session 7: 13:30–15:30 – Institutions

Session 6: 11:30–12:30 – Science City 1550-1800 Virtual Gallery Tour

Alexandra Rose, provides us with a pre-recorded virtual gallery tour before we head to live Q&A and discussion. Alex is lead curator of the recently opened and beautifully designed Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery, which tells the story of London’s growth as a centre of trade, commerce, knowledge and practice, including through its scientific … More Session 6: 11:30–12:30 – Science City 1550-1800 Virtual Gallery Tour

Session 4: 16:30-17:30 – Keynote Lecture by Pamela H. Smith

Professor Pamela H. Smith ‘Making and Knowing in Early Modern Europe’ Listen to the audio only recording of the Q&A session: Pamela H. Smith is Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University in the City of New York. She is the founding Director of the Center for Science and Society and of The Making … More Session 4: 16:30-17:30 – Keynote Lecture by Pamela H. Smith

Session 3: 14:00–16:00 – Instruments, objects, and localities

Speakers: Claus Jensen (Independent scholar), Huib Zuidervaart(Huygens Institute), Thony Christie (Independent scholar), Torsten Roeder (Leopoldina) and Jenny Brückner  (Martin-Luther University ) Pre-recorded talks are embedded beneath, and links to pre-written texts are next to, the paper titles. Live Q&A and discussion starts [here] at 15:10 ** Claus Jensen, “The Geometry of 17th Century Dutch Perspective … More Session 3: 14:00–16:00 – Instruments, objects, and localities

Session 2: 11:30–13:00 – Digitising the City Workshop

This live webinar will introduce the Institute of Historical Research’s Layers of London project. It will be led by Adam Corsini, who is the project’s Public Engagement Officer and coordinator of the volunteer networks who are helping to add data. As well as introducing the project and its functionality, Adam will demonstrate how to add … More Session 2: 11:30–13:00 – Digitising the City Workshop

Session 1: 9:30-11:00 – City Streets and the Urban Fabric

Speakers: Boris Jardine (University of Cambridge), Yelda Nasifoglu (University of Oxford), Umberto Veronesi (University College London) Pre-recorded talks are embedded beneath the title of each paper. Live Q&A and discussion starts [here] at 10:20 ** Boris Jardine, “What’s in a (street) name? Humphrey Cole’s London and the Specificity of Place in Elizabethan Practical Mathematics” Humphrey … More Session 1: 9:30-11:00 – City Streets and the Urban Fabric

Welcome!

Welcome message from Rebekah Higgitt If you have any queries or suggestions, contact us on Twitter @Met_Sci or by email via metsci [a] kent.ac.uk The post for the first session will appear just before the official start time of 09:30 BST.

Getting involved

Welcome! We are delighted that such a large number of people have expressed an interest in joining the conference. Please take a look at the online participant list to see who will be around and what their interests are. Participants are encouraged to contact each other via Twitter or email to arrange online meetings or … More Getting involved

Conference Speakers

Janette Bright studied with the Open University before undertaking an MRes in Historical Research at the Institute of Historical Research, part of the University of London. Her dissertation for this was a study of the education and training of the foundling children during the eighteenth century. Continuing at the same institute she is now in … More Conference Speakers