There are still places on the Science in the Archives conference. Details below






Howard Benge

Development Officer

London Metropolitan Archives
City of London
Tel: 020 7332 3851



Opposites Attract: Science and Archives.


Friday 21 March 2014

10am – 4pm


Scientific thinking is distilled, recorded and kept in many archive collections. This conference will look at science found in archives and science collections. The programme includes:


Anita Hollier from the CERN Archive, “CERN – accelerating science for 60 years.” 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of CERN and Anita will be looking at the development, contents and activities of the archive and some of the challenges they face.


Felicity Henderson, University of Exeter, “Science and the City: Robert Hooke’s life in the City of London”.


Jacqueline Cahif and Catherine Parker, the Bodleian Library, “Saving Oxford Medicine: an overview and a case study of a geneticist’s archive”.  Saving Oxford Medicine is a current programme, recording the recent history of medicine in Oxford.


Caroline de Stefani is the London Metropolitan Archives’ Conservation Studio Manager and will talk about the Great Parchment Book project that allows us to look at the severely heat damaged parchment. More about the Great Parchment Book can be found on http://tinyurl.com/lvultgw


Our colleagues at UCL, Kazim Pal and Tim Weyrich, have put together this video to present the ground-breaking interactive method they have developed to digitally restore severely damaged historical parchments based on their work on the Great Parchment Book.



Anne Barrett, Imperial College London, “Big Data – Scientists catalogues online.” An investigation of global linked data catalogues and bibliographical information in the history of science.


Places are limited and booking is essential. Tickets are 10 per head (lunch not included).  You can purchase tickets from Eventbrite:




Or telephone 020 7332 3851.


If you have any questions, please contact Howard Benge, [log in to unmask].


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