News & Updates

HSS Newsletter: "Digital History and Philosophy of Science Consortium Meets at Cambridge"

The History of Science Society published a full synopsis of the September 2012 meeting of the Digital HPS Consortium. In the October 2012 newsletter, "Digital History and Philosophy of Science Consortium Meets at Cambridge" outlines the sessions presented at the event, which ranged in topic from discussions of open-access standards and crowd-sourced public participation, to more technical aspects of metadata and computational tools. The broader themes and goals of the meeting were also reflected, and new working groups and committee members are also outlined in the conference wrap up.

In addition to the summary of past conferences reflected in the History of Science Society newsletter, information regarding the most recent meetings of the consortium can be accessed under the Meetings tab.

Bloomington Indiana HPS Meeting 2013

Members of the Digital HPS consortium are convening at Indiana University Bloomington between February 18th and 20th. The spring 2013 meeting among Digital HPS consortium members will bring together researchers to discuss infrastructure development for future computational projects. Bill Newton and Wally Hooper of the Department for History and Philosophy of Science are hosting Manfred Laubichler and graduate students from Arizona State University in order to strengthen the collaboration between institutions.

A new web presence for Digital HPS!

At the most recent meeting of the Digital HPS Consortium, we decided to develop a new webpage to provide a more accessible clearing-house for information and resources, and to improve dissemination and growth of the dHPS community. To that end a team at Arizona State University Center for Biology and Society, led by PhD student Erica O'Neil, has created a new Drupal-based website at The new site show-cases projects, people, and institutions that participate in the Digital HPS Consortium, and the open source tools for dHPS research and publishing developed by those participants. The site also provides information about both past and upcoming meetings of the Consortium. In the coming weeks, additional resources -- such as manuals, tutorials, and other content -- contributed by Consortium Participants will be added to the site.

All Consortium participants are encouraged to send updated information, relevant content, and suggestions for site features to Erica O'Neil (