The manuscripts of Thomas Harriot (1560–1621)
||The Project "The manuscripts of Thomas Harriot (1560–1621)"aims not only to publish Harriot’s surviving papers but to organize them in such a way that readers can find their way more easily through the disordered raw material. We have therefore classified the papers into several main topics: navigation, mechanics, optics, algebra, geometry, astronomy, and so on. Within each topic, there are further subdivisions, down to small related groups of manuscript pages. This structure can be navigated through sequences of clickable maps.
||Matthias Schemmel (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Jacqueline Stedall† (University of Oxford), Robert Goulding (University of Notre Dame)
||Urs Schoepflin (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
||Dirk Wintergrün (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science),
Klaus Thoden (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, partly funded by DM2E)
||Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
University of Notre Dame, USA
British Library, United Kingdom
Petworth House Archoives, United Kingdom
I Thomas Harriot (1560–1621): life and work
II History of the manuscripts
III The Harriot Online Project
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The editors are Jacqueline Stedall, Matthias Schemmel, and Robert Goulding.
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Access to manuscript collection by topics
This project is the result of scholarly work.
Please cite as:"Jacqueline Stedall, Matthias Schemmel, Robert Goulding:
Digital edition of Thomas Harriot's manuscripts, 2012– .