Dr Hiroki Shin is a socio-economic historian studying Britain and Japan in the modern period (c.1700 to the present). After completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2009, he was a visiting fellow at Yale University (2008) and a research associate at the University of York (2008–2012) and the University of Manchester (2013–2014). Since January 2015, he has been a Research Fellow in History at Birkbeck College
Revealing observatory networks through object stories: Observatory audiences
The role of digital humanities in an interdisciplinary research project
This discussion paper will reflect on the contribution of DH to complex interdisciplinary projects, using the Congruence Engine as a case study. It will focus in particular on the value of DH, and DH researchers, in bridging perceived gaps between disciplines and in translating between the computational and, in this instance, the historical.
History of textiles and the Congruence Engine
As an historian I am hoping the Congruence Engine can address specific weaknesses in the current historiography. General questions include, what is or has been the purpose of various textiles and who consumed what? How did this change over time? How did they get distributed? What is their provenance?
Science and the City: Spaces and geographies of Metropolitan Science
This paper explores ways in which the spaces and geographies of three institutional sites of early-modern London – the Royal Mint, Trinity House and East India House – shaped and were shaped by their associated communities of knowledge and practice.