Information Men: Data Processing in Victorian Literature

Learn about data collection before the age of computers as associate English professor Christopher Keep discusses the ways in which scientific collection and arrangement of facts and data were represented in the popular fiction of the 19th century.


The lecture, hosted by Western’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, will be held Thursday, Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m., in the Physics & Astronomy Building, Room 137.


From Charles Dickens’ Gradgrind to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, the literature of this period provides a unique lens through which to observe the evolution of data processing in a world increasingly aware of the value of information.  


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