In 2015 the University of Oxford is hosting a number of events to mark 200 years since the birth of mathematician and computer pioneer, Ada Lovelace (1815-1852). As part of these celebrations, the interdisciplinary one-day workshop, “Texts and contexts: the cultural legacies of Ada Lovelace”, will bring together postgraduates and early career researchers in order to discuss the cultural influence of Lovelace’s work from the nineteenth century to the present day.

The day-long workshop will start at 10am on Tuesday, 8 December, 2015, and will be held at the Mathematics Institute and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

The workshop committee are: Alison Moulds, Franziska Kohlt, Kanta Dihal, and Sarah Hanks.

We have an exciting line-up of papers, from Lovelace and Lego, to the role Lovelace can play in teaching computer science to primary school children.

Feel free to contact us at adalovelaceworkshop@ell.ox.ac.uk

Watercolour portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, Alfred Edward Chalon (1840), and engraving by William Henry Mote (1841?)


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