I am a historian of science and technology working on the politics and provenance of data and 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 Turing Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London, where I was until recently a Senior History Research Associate on the Living with Machines project (led by Ruth Ahnert) in collaboration with The British Library, from 2019-2023.

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. I also teach on the Master’s programme of the Centre for the Future of Intelligence, am a Research Fellow in the Department of History at Queen Mary, University of London and also in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at UCL.

daniel @ danielwilson.info