Publicity about the project

Casebooks was selected as one of three research projects to participate in the Epic Games and Wellcome Trust Big Data Challenge.

Technical director Michael Hawkins was interviewed by Wired magazine for Emiko Jozuka’s article ‘Big Data VR [Virtual Reality] Challenge Wants to Take Research to the Next Level’, 26 March 2015.

Project director Lauren Kassell features prominently in Elijah Wolfson’s article Your Zodiac Sign, Your Health in The Atlantic, 15 November 2013.

An account of Simon Forman’s Notebooks is hosted by the Skyscript website.

A report on the project, Written in the Stars, was released on the Cambridge University website on 1 February 2013.

On December 19 2011, the Astrology News Service asked of Forman, Is This Man Astrology’s Worst PR Nightmare?

Forman and the project featured in ‘Vier Jahrzehnte Kritzelei’ (‘Four Decades of Scribbling’), an article by Laura Höflinger in German magazine Der Spiegel, in December 2011.

In October 2011, the Sydney Morning Herald reproduced an interview with project director Lauren Kassell.

A posting from Sylvia Morris on The Shakespeare Blog, on the subject of Simon Forman, Shakespeare, and the Stage appeared in September 2011.

Also in September 2011, Cambridge Research News released an article on Magic and Medicine.

Project director Lauren Kassell delivered a public lecture (downloadable as a podcast) on ‘Simon Forman: Astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England’ on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 at the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford.

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death, Simon Forman’s life and writings were featured in ‘The Astrologer’s Tables’, History Today, September 2011, by Lauren Kassell.

On a less academic note, the Guardian cryptic crossword no. 25,107 (published 4 September 2010) included among its answers a number of thinly-disguised allusions to the staff and subject matter of the Casebooks Project.

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