In the first ever undertaking of its kind, the complete works of one of history’s greatest scientists are to be made available for free on the World Wide Web. The entire works of Charles Darwin - 50,000 pages of searchable text and 40,000 images of original publications – will be available at the click of a mouse.
Cambridge is leading the way in Resource Enhancement projects in the UK, opening up its unique and valuable collections to scholars worldwide, as well as the wider public. There is a huge amount of activity in this area across a number of projects and disciplines, from digitising records of everyday life in medieval Britain to transcribing audio cassettes of oral history from south Asia.
Professor James Secord from the History and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of Cambridge has been appointed director of the Darwin Correspondence Project.