Tools of Knowledge

Modelling the Creative Communities of the Scientific Instrument Trade, 1550-1914

Looking for Observatory Networks in the Tools of Knowledge Database

Looking for Observatory Networks in the Tools of Knowledge Database by Rebekah Higgitt As well as Tools of Knowledge, I am Co-Investigator on another AHRC-funded project, a Network Grant, led by Louise Devoy at Royal Museums Greenwich, on Observatory Sites and Networks Since 1780. We held the last of our four workshops last autumn at…

Object Itineraries and Tools of Knowledge

by Sarah Middle One aspect of the data enhancement that forms part of the Tools of Knowledge project involves connecting the remodelled SIMON database with object data from partner institutions. Bringing in object data, as a first step, allows us to make more connections, undertake new kinds of analysis, and reveal new stories about makers,…

Data Modelling Workshop

Data Modelling Workshop, 23-24 May 2022 By Sarah Middle, Duncan Hay and Alex Butterworth Last month, the three of us met in Cambridge for a two-day workshop focused on modelling the core, meticulously cleaned data from the legacy SIMON (Scientific Instrument Makers, Observations and Notes) using an event-based structure and (in doing so) getting to…