A New Framework for Research and Training in Computational History of Science

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21B (San Jose Convention Center)
Erick Peirson, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
We describe a new suite of computational tools under development at ASU for collaborative historical network research, and an example of how we are putting those tools to work in a student-­run investigation of conceptual novelty and change in 20th-century plant ecology. We also discuss a new model for interdisciplinary training and research in data science that brings together undergraduate and graduate students from computer science, biology, and the history and philosophy of science.