Past Event

Inscription, Digitization and the Shape of Knowledge

February 7, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY


  • 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

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.

RSVP required; please visit the event website for more details.

This event is sponsored by the NYU Center for the Humanities and the NYU’s Department of English.