Felicity Henderson's broad topic is 17th century intellectual culture, and within this she is interested in early-modern institutions (particularly the universities and the early Royal Society) and the circulation of ideas through manuscript, image and print. As part of the ‘Making Visible’ project she will be completing a new edition of the diary of Robert Hooke, a document that sheds interesting light on the relationships and exchange of information between early-modern scientific practitioners and people from other spheres in Restoration London. In particular she will be examining Hooke’s relationships with ‘makers’ of all kinds, and with those connected with the Restoration book trade.
Making Visible, Co-investigator
March 2015 - October 2019