DAVY NOTEBOOKS PROJECT
The crowdsource project in ZOONIVERSE PLATFORM asks for help to transcribe the manuscript notebooks of Sir Humphry Davy – one of the most significant and famous figures in the scientific and literary culture of early nineteenth-century Britain, Europe, and America. In his notebooks, Davy didn’t see the arts and the sciences as ‘two cultures’.
In these manuscripts, we see poetry and chemical enquiry combined: both offered, for Davy, important ways of exploring the mysteries of the world around him. The site’s content is relevant to the Humanities area and the crowdsourcers act as researchers: they add comments, descriptions and all necessary metadata about each digitized object.
|Type of practice/case||Research team from Department of English Literature and Creative Writing, Lancaster University, University College London, University of Manchester. It is a crowdsourcing project tool in Zooniverse.|
|Year of implementation||Ongoing|
|Target||General public and scholars|