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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Epsilon is both a research consortium and a developing, flexible, technical infrastructure for recreating the network of practitioners who expanded scientific knowledge in the long nineteenth century.

Initiated by the Darwin Correspondence Project (a project affiliated to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge), it promotes and supports the digital creation, delivery and preservation of scientific correspondence. Designed to link letter-texts from multiple sources for cross-searching and analysis, Epsilon opens up nineteenth-century science letters to the next generation of researchers and to the widest possible public audience.

Its founding partners are:

Together with Cambridge Digital Library, The Royal Institution and The Royal Society of London.