The future of science: scientific archives and new research (29-30th of November 2023)
Venue: Amphithéâtre Max Weber/ Salle du Conseil de la MSH Mondes
Coorganisers: Ghislaine Glasson-Deschaumes (MSH Mondes) and Monica Heintz (University of Paris Nanterre)
The testimonial value of scientific archives cannot be denied: archives help historians and particularly historians of science retrace science’s history, its place in society, past and future. But what other direct value could be assigned to old scientific archives? Could scientific archives be used for producing new scientific results, either in their discipline or in another? Could they be used for informing new artistic or societal work or bring about technological innovations? This conference aims to consider examples of reuses of scientific material for producing new results.