Daniel Rosenberg

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2021-Jun 2022)


Daniel Rosenberg is Professor of History at the University of Oregon. His work concerns the history of information in the early modern and modern periods. His publications include Histories of the Future with Susan Harding and Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline with Anthony Grafton. Rosenberg has visited the MPIWG twice before, first in 2013 and again in 2014, during which time he participated in the Working Groups “Histories of Big Data” and “Sciences of the Archive.” His article “An Archive of Words” on the epistemology of electronic text, appears in the volume emanating from the latter. He is also a past fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. Rosenberg’s current work concerns the language of data.




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Toward a Quantitative History of Data


Selected Publications

Rosenberg, Daniel (2021). “Word.” In Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data, ed. N. Bonde Thylstrup, D. Agostinho, A. Ring, C. D’Ignazio, and K. Veel, 579–584. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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Rosenberg, Daniel (2021). “Keyword.” In Information: Keywords, ed. M. Kennerly, S. Frederick, and J. E. Abel, 121–132. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

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Rosenberg, Daniel (2020). “A Map of Language.” In Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era, ed. C. Winterer and K. Wigen, 127–148. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

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Rosenberg, Daniel (2020). “Search.” In Information: A Historical Companion, ed. A. Blair, P. Duguid, A. S. Goeing, and A. Grafton, 259–286. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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