Humphry Davy Notebooks



We have been working on digital projects with academics and other staff at Lancaster University for over a decade. This particular project partnered with the Royal Institution and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, transcribing a range of the notebooks of Sir Humphry Davy. Davy was one of the most significant and famous figures in the scientific and literary culture of early nineteenth-century Britain, Europe, and America. Our role in the project was to create a system that could import transcriptions and images and display and search these. It was a complex project to research and develop due to the scale and requirements of the website. It was also rewarding to work on and a true digital transformation cultural project.