Transcription Workshop: Thomas Harriot’s De Infinitis

Join us for a one-day workshop on infinity in the early-modern world, as seen through the manuscript writings of the English mathematician and polymath Thomas Harriot (1560-1621). We will be joined for the duration of the workshop by international colleagues and leading lights on the history of mathematics of the Renaissance and pre-modern era. 

The workshop provides both beginner and advanced students an excellent opportunity to practice paleography ( the study of handwritten text), mathematical puzzling, and historical sleuthing. No previous expertise is required.

This workshop is part of an NEH/ AHRC project to update The Thomas Harriot Papers.

Attendance is free. 

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This event is co-sponsored by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, and the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society.