Newton’s World

The Newton's World interactive map displays the locations of the different data sources for Isaac Newton's famous Principia Mathematicia.

It was inspired by Simon Schaffer's influential 2009 article and developed by James Poskett at the University of Warwick as a teaching tool.

The map provides only minimal accompanying interpretation. Users are instead invited to uncover and reflect on the significance of these connections themselves. Students might be asked (or ask) questions like:

* Why was there a French astronomer in West Africa?
* How did Newton collect information from Vietnam?
* Why did Newton cite a 12th-century copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle?

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