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Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL): Development of a platform for digital editing and a virtual research environment for historical scientific texts

English title Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL): Development of a platform for digital editing and a virtual research environment for historical scientific texts
Applicant Rosenthaler Lukas
Number 166072
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Digital Humanities Lab Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline General history (without pre-and early history)
Start/End 01.07.2016 - 31.01.2020
Approved amount 739'360.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
General history (without pre-and early history)
Mathematics

Keywords (7)

History of Mathematics; History of Science; Open Access; Virtual Research Environment; Digital Humanities; Semantic Web; Digital Edition

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Bernoulli-Euler Online ist - eine Internet-Plattform für naturwissenschaftliche Quellentexte- eine Dokumentation des Lebenswerks der grossen Basler Mathematiker des 17. und 18. Jh.- eine virtuelle Forschungsumgebung für die wissenschaftshistorische Arbeit
Lay summary

Bernoulli-Euler Online: Ziele

  • präsentiert mathematische und naturwissenschaftliche Quellentexte der frühen Neuzeit auf einer frei zugänglichen, vernetzten Internet-Plattform
  • erarbeitet eine digitale Edition des wissenschaftlichen Notizbuchs Meditationes des bedeutenden Basler Mathematikers Jacob Bernoulli
  • integriert die Basler Edition der Bernoulli-Briefwechsel (BEBB) und Leonhard Eulers Opera Omnia (LEOO)
  • plant mittelfristig die Dokumentation sämtlicher Werke, Handschriften und Briefwechsel der grossen Basler Mathematiker des 17. und 18. Jh.
  •  stellt für die Nutzung dieser reichhaltigen Materialien eine leistungsfähige, für neue Entwicklungen offene “virtuelle Forschungsumgebung” bereit

Bernoulli-Euler Online: Kontext

  • entwickelt eine leistungsfähige, international vernetzte und frei verfügbare Infrastruktur für die Präsentation und Kommentierung von Quellen zur Naturwissenschaft der frühen Neuzeit
  • macht die Lebensleistung der bedeutenden Basler Gelehrten aus der Bernoulli-Dynastie und Leonhard Eulers zugänglich
  • schafft eine vielseitig nutzbare Grundlage für Forschung, Unterricht und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 28.04.2016

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Publications

Publication
An Interactive, Multi-layer Edition Of Jacob Bernoulli's Scientific Notebook Meditationes As Part Of Bernoulli-Euler Online
SchweizerTobias, AlassiSepideh, MattmüllerMartin, RosenthalerLukas, HarbrechtHelmut (2019), An Interactive, Multi-layer Edition Of Jacob Bernoulli's Scientific Notebook Meditationes As Part Of Bernoulli-Euler Online, in Digital Humanities 2019 Proceedings, UtrechtUtrecht University, Urecht.
Newton virtually meets Euler and Bernoulli
AlassiSepideh, SchweizerTobias, HawkinsMichael, IliffeRobert, RosenthalerLukas, MattmüllerMartin, HarbrechtHelmut (2019), Newton virtually meets Euler and Bernoulli, in Digital Humanities 2019 Proceedings, UtrechtUntrecht University, Utrecht.
A Digital Edition of Leonhard Euler’s Correspondence with Christian Goldbach
AlassiSepideh, SchweizerTobias, MattmüllerMartin, RosenthalerLukas, HarbrechtHelmut (2018), A Digital Edition of Leonhard Euler’s Correspondence with Christian Goldbach, in Digital Humanities 2018 Conference, Mexico Cityadho.org, Mexico City.
Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL): Integrating three editions of early modern mathematical texts into a virtual research environment
AlassiSepideh (2018), Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL): Integrating three editions of early modern mathematical texts into a virtual research environment, in Archiving Intangible Cultural Heritage & Performing Arts: A Symposium and Summer School for Living T, LauanneEPFL, Lausanne.
Datepicking Beyond the Gregorian Calendar
SchweizerTobias (2018), Datepicking Beyond the Gregorian Calendar, angular.io, -.
Content-based Interoperability: Beyond Technical Specifications of Interfaces
Schweizer Tobias, Rosenthaler Lukas, Fornaro Peter (2017), Content-based Interoperability: Beyond Technical Specifications of Interfaces, in Archiving Conference, 2017(1), 34-38.
Integrating historical scientific texts into the Bernoulli-Euler Online platform
Schweizer Tobias, Alassi Sepideh, Mattmüller Martin, Rosenthaler Lukas (2017), Integrating historical scientific texts into the Bernoulli-Euler Online platform, in Digital Humanities 2017 Conference Abstracts, Monréaladha.org, Montréal.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Newton Project Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Leibniz Archive (Leibniz Edition) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Forum für Edition und Erschliessung (FEE) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Bernoulli-Euler-Zentrum Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Newton Round Table II Talk given at a conference A Network of Digital Editions 05.09.2019 Cambridge, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Alassi Sepideh;
Department of History of Science Seminar Talk given at a conference Studying Mechanics of Jacob Bernoulli using the Bernoulli-Euler Online platform 09.07.2019 Utrecht, Netherlands Alassi Sepideh;
Digital Humanities Conference 2019 Talk given at a conference An Interactive, Multi-layer Edition Of Jacob Bernoulli's Scientific Notebook Meditationes As Part Of Bernoulli-Euler Online 08.07.2019 Utrecht, Netherlands Schweizer Tobias;
Digital Humanities Conference 2019 Talk given at a conference Newton virtually meets Euler and Bernoulli 08.07.2019 Utrecht, Netherlands Alassi Sepideh;
Workshop on Scholarly Digital Editions, Graph Data-Models and Semantic Web Technologies Talk given at a conference Bernoulli, Euler, Newton: Representing Historical Mathematical Texts and their Relations as a Graph 04.06.2019 Lausanne, Switzerland Alassi Sepideh; Schweizer Tobias;
History of Mathematics Seminars Talk given at a conference Jacob Bernoulli’s role in the History of Elasticity based on the study of Meditationes via the BEOL platform 12.03.2019 Oxford, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Alassi Sepideh;
Digital Humanities Congress 2018 Talk given at a conference Bernoulli-Euler Online: Development of a Platform for Early Modern Mathematical Texts as Part of a Generic Infrastructure 06.09.2018 Sheffield, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Schweizer Tobias;
Angular Meetup Talk given at a conference BEOL, a virtual research environment for research in the history of science 28.08.2018 Basel, Switzerland Schweizer Tobias; Alassi Sepideh;
Digital Humanities Conference 2018 Talk given at a conference A Digital Edition of Leonhard Euler’s Correspondence with Christian Goldbach 26.06.2018 Mexico City, Mexico Alassi Sepideh;
Digital Approaches to the History of Science Workshop II Talk given at a conference An introductory talk about the Bernoulli-Euler Online 23.03.2018 Oxford, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Alassi Sepideh; Schweizer Tobias;
Archiving Conference 2017 Talk given at a conference Content-based Interoperability: Beyond the Merely Technical Specifications of Interfaces 15.05.2017 Riga, Latvia Schweizer Tobias;
Colloque international: Le Cours de Linguistique Générale 1916-2016 L’émergence. Talk given at a conference The Meditationes as a digital edition in Bernoulli-Euler Online Platform 09.01.2017 Geneva, Switzerland Schweizer Tobias; Alassi Sepideh;
Workshop on Historical Document Analysis in Switzerland Talk given at a conference Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL) Integrating Editions into a Virtual Research Environment 18.11.2016 Fribourg, Switzerland Alassi Sepideh;


Use-inspired outputs

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
163313 The annotated edition of the Bernoulli-Varignon-correspondence 1714-1722 01.11.2015 Project funding (special)
157900 Basler-Edition der Bernoulli-Briefwechsel (BEBB) 01.08.2017 Editionen
137929 SALSAH 2.0 - Augmenting a virtual research environment with source-centric analysis methods 01.08.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

The project Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL) integrates the two edition projects Basler Edition der Bernoulli-Briefwechsel (BEBB) and Leonhardi Euleri Opera Omnia (LEOO) into one digital platform available on the web. In addition, Jacob Bernoulli's scientific notebook Meditationes - a document of outstanding significance for the history of mathematics at its turning point around 1700 - will be published, offering a multilayer access to the user (facsimile, transcription, critical text, translations, indices, and commentaries). BEOL is implemented within Knora/SALSAH, a generic virtual research environment (VRE) for the humanities. Besides being an edition, BEOL will be a research platform for the study of early modern mathematics and science. It will also be interoperable with other digital platforms, which can interact with it via Knora's RDF-based data model and RESTful API. Knora relies on Semantic Web technologies such as OWL ontologies, and is well suited as a platform for the representation of complex structured qualitative knowledge.The goal of BEOL is thus twofold: It focuses on the mathematics influenced by the Bernoulli dynasty and Leonhard Euler and undertakes a methodological effort to present these materials to the public and researchers in a highly functional way. The methodology to be developed here can also be applied to other editions, enhancing the principle of Open Access publication (OA). OA on the basis of a VRE can be thought of as a truly digital form of publishing, which also presents information on (collaborative) authorship, versions, and underlying research data that cannot be implemented in print or print-like formats like PDF.
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