About

I am a historian of science and technology working on the politics of machines in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. My work combines traditional close reading and archival study with computational techniques.

I am currently a Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute in London where I am part of the Living with Machines project, in conjunction with The British Library. The project is a radical collaboration between historians, literary scholars, data scientists and computational linguists exploring the Industrial Revolution in Britain during the long nineteenth century using digital sources. I am also a Research Fellow in the Department of History at Queen Mary, University of London.

From early 2022 I will also be working on a Discovery Project as part of TaNC (Towards a National Collection).

Until 2018 I worked at CRASSH at the University of Cambridge as part of the Technology and Democracy project, alongside David Runciman and John Naughton.

I continue to be affiliated to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in Cambridge where I occasionally teach and examine the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and the History of Modern Science and Technology.

email: daniel @ danielwilson.info / PGP Key: 94A6D188