William R. Newman received his Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University in 1986. He has been awarded fellowships, grants, and prizes from a wide variety of foundations, such as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, and the National Science Foundation.
His main present research interests focus on early modern "chymistry" and late medieval "alchemy," especially as exemplified by Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Daniel Sennert, and the first famous American scientist, George Starkey. Much of his research has centered on the history of matter-theory, especially corpuscularism and atomism, and on the history of early chemical technology. He has taught courses on these subjects in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, as well as courses on early science and its relationship to natural philosophy more broadly.
John A. Walsh is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English. Working with digital tools and in digital environments, Walsh's research explores interactions among the textual, graphic, and material layers of the document, or text. Walsh is the Technical Editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly and the Secretary and Vice-Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative.
He has also served on the executive committee of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and on the Technical Council of the Text Encoding Initiative. Externally funded projects include: The Algernon Charles Swinburne Project, The Chymistry of Isaac Newton, and the Text Image Linking Environment.
Wally Hooper joined the Chymistry of Isaac Newton Project in 2007 as Programmer/Analyst and Project Manager. He is currently co-Principal Investigator with Newman on a three-year NSF project conducting a computational analysis of the language of alchemy in Newton's alchemical corpus. He is an Assistant Scientist/Scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Programmer/Analyst for the IU Digital Library Program.
He received a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University in 1992. He held two Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza (now the Galileo Museum) in Florence, Italy, between 1992 and 1996. While there, he collaborated with physicists at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione Firenze, to study the inks and papers in Galileo's manuscripts using proton-induced X-ray emissions in an attempt to determine the order of composition of undated collections of manuscript fragments on the problem of motion.
Between 1996 and 2007, as Assistant Scientist/Scholar and Director of Software Development at the American Indian Studies Research Institute at IU, he worked closely with historians, anthropologists and linguists studying the languages and cultures of North American Plains Indians. He was co-PI on an NSF-funded project working on the compilation and publication of dictionaries of Northern Caddoan languages including Pawnee and Arikara and assisted lexicographical projects in Siouan languages and in Uzbek. He is familiar with current trends in lexicography, computational linguistics, and information retrieval, and writes code in most major programming languages and mathematical processing environments.
James R. Voelkel is Curator of Rare Books at the Othmer Library of Chemical History at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. He is an historian of early modern science, who has written extensively on Johannes Kepler, and a long time contributor to the Chymistry of Isaac Newton project. He received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University in 1994.
Timothy D. Bowman is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) with a focus on social informatics, frame analysis, and digital humanities and an adjunct faculty member at SLIS, Indiana University, Bloomington. He currently serves as the web programmer and site architect/designer for this project and has previously worked on The Algernon Charles Swinburne Project and the Text Image Linking Environment.
Lawrence Glass received his Ph.D. from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of Indiana University in 2011. He is currently employed as an Implementation Engineer in the Washington, DC area.
Dot Porter is the Associate Director for Digital Library Content & Services at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. Dot holds Master's degrees in medieval studies (Western Michigan University) and library science (UNC-Chapel Hill) and started her career working on image-based digital editions of medieval manuscripts at the University of Kentucky. She has worked on a variety of projects, focusing on materials as diverse as ancient texts and Russian religious folklore, providing both technical support and scholarly expertise. She has been in her current position since 2010, where she leads the creation of new services to support librarians and faculty in the creation of digital projects.
- Kara Alexander, Digital Media Specialist
- Michelle Dalmau, Interface and Usability Specialist
- Mike Durbin, Infrastructure Programmer/Analyst
- Randall Floyd, Programmer/Database Administrator
- Julie Hardesty, Interface and Usability Specialist
- David Jiao, Programming Consultant
- Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian
- Brian Wheeler, System Administrator
- Tawrin Baker, Editorial Assistant, HPS Ph.D. Candidate
- Allison Benkwitt, Technical Editing
- Nick Best, Chemistry Lab Consultant
- Jonathan Brinley, Technical Editing
- Ryan Brubacher, SLIS Intern (2006)
- Darick Chamberlin, Illustrator (2006-7)
- Neil Chase, Encoding and Transcription
- Kirk Hess, IDAH, Programmer/Analyst
- John Johnson, Editorial Assistant/Chemistry Lab Assistant, HPS
- Joel Klein, Editorial Assistant/Chemistry Lab Assistant, HPS
- Stacy Kowalczyk, Associate Director for Projects, DLP (2007-10)
- Tamara Lopez, Project Programmer/Analyst, Newton Site Architect (2004-7)
- Cesare Pastorino, Editorial Assistant (2005-9)
- Evan Ragland, Editorial Assistant (2005-9), HPS
- John Rogerson, Technical Editorial Assistant
- Daniel Sanford, IU School of Library & Information Science Intern (2007)
- Lindley Shedd, Digital Media Specialist (2007-8)