Digitizing Enlightenment II



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         Cultures of Knowledge                 

    Centre for Early Modern Studies





         Thursday July 19


    9:00-9:15          Coffee

    9:15-9:30          Opening remarks by Nicholas Cronk

    9:30-11:00         Round Table 1. Digitizing Enlightenment? Prosopography? Networks?

    Convenor: Glenn Roe

    Gregory Brown, Simon Burrows, Howard Hotson, Alicia Montoya

    -     Digitizing Enlightenment as a network.

    -     Prosopography  in the digital age.

    -     Prosopography  in literary, intellectual, and book history.


    11:00-11:15        Morning Tea

    11:15-11:30        Project presentation 1. EMLO (Arno Bosse & Miranda Lewis)

    11:30-13:00        Round table 2. What are historical or intellectual networks?

    Convenor: Gregory Brown

    Ruth Ahnert, Keith Baker, Laurence Brockliss, Pierre Musitelli

    -     Communities,  networks, collective biographies.

    -     Sociability and social networks.

    -     Correspondences as neworks.


    13:00-13:45       Lunch (provided for speakers and presenters)

    13:45-14:00       Project presentation 2. Quill Project (Nicholas Cole)

    14:00-15:30       Round table 3. What is social network analysis?

    Convenor: Arno Bosse

    Sebastien Ahnert, Chico Camargo, Katherine Eccles, Chris Warren

    -     Social network analysis in the social sciences.

    -     Historical vs. contemporary networks.

    -     Networks as historical/literary  evidence.


    15:30-15:45        Afternoon Tea

    15:45-16:00       Project presentation 3. Six Degrees of Francis Bacon (Chris Warren)

    16:00-17:30       Round table 4. How to re-construct  a social network?

    Convenor: Jess Goodman

    Melanie Conroy, Nicholas Cole, Miranda Lewis, Geoffrey Turnovsky

    -     What do scholars need to know about individuals to place them in social networks?

    -     How do we record those attributes?

    -     Authorities and disambiguation.


    18:00-19:30      Reception for participants  at Balliol College (Senior Common  Room)

    19:30                 Dinner for participants  at Balliol College







         Friday July 20


    9:00-9:15           Coffee

    9:15-9:30           Project presentation 4. FBTEE/MPCE (Simon Burrows)

    9:30-11:00         Round table 5. Who or what is excluded from networks?

    Convenor: Avi Lifschitz

    Chloe Edmondson,  Patrick Fiska, Kelsey Rubin-Detlev

    -     Who or what is not recorded in the documentation of historical social networks? Why?

    -     Questions of gender, class, geographic displacement, etc.


    11:00-11:15        Morning tea

    11:15-11:30        Project presentation 5. Early Modern Digital Gazetteer (Katie McDonough)

    11:30-13:00        Round table 6. Beyond networks, beyond prosopography?

    Convenor: Robert Morrissey

    Mikkel Jensen, Mark Olsen, Christopher York, Lena Zlock

    -     Networks as visualisation tools.

    -     Non-prosopographical networks.

    -     Is everything a network?

    -     What isn’t a network? 


    13:00-13:45       Lunch (provided for speakers and presenters)

    13:45-14:00       Project presentation 6. Natural Law Academics (Mikkel Jensen)

    14:00-15:30       Round table 7. How to link, sustain, and maintain networks?

    Convenor: Kathryn Eccles

    Katie McDonough, Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller,  David Robey, Pip Wilcox

    -     Linking prosopographical data.

    -     Sharing, interoperability, and sustainability.

    -     Meta-networks  (networks  of networks).


    15:30-15:45       Afternoon tea

    15:45-16:00       Project presentation 7. Salons & Procope (M. Conroy & C. Edmondson)

    16:00-17:30       Round table 7. Where do we go from here?

    Convenors: Gregory Brown & Glenn Roe

    Howard Hotson, Rob Iliffe, Robert Morrissey, Catriona Seth


    Presentations of current  Early Modern/Enlightenment DH projects: Nicholas Cole, Quill Project www.quillproject.net

    Arno Bosse & Miranda Lewis, Early Modern Letters Online emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk Katherine McDonough, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research library.stanford.edu/research/cidr 

    Mikkel Jensen, Natural Law Academics www.republicofletters.net

    Chris Warren, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon www.sixdegreesoffrancisbacon.com

    Simon Burrows, French Book Trade in the Eighteenth  Century fbtee.uws.edu.au

    Melanie Conroy & Chloe Edmondson,  Salons Project blogs.memphis.edu/salonsproject



      Digitizing Enlightenment III Speakers and Presenters


      • Ruth Ahnert (Queen  Mary’s University, London)
      • Sebastian Ahnert (Cambridge  University)
      • Keith Baker (Stanford University)
      •  Arno Bosse (Cultures  of Knowledge)
      • Lawrence Brockliss (History Faculty, Oxford)
      • Gregory Brown (University of Nevada, Las Vegas/ Voltaire Foundation)
      • Simon Burrows (University of Western Sydney)
      • Chico Camargo (Oxford Internet  Institute)
      • Nicholas Cole (History Faculty, Oxford / Quill Project)
      • Melanie Conroy (University of Memphis)
      • Nicholas Cronk (Faculty of Modern Languages, Oxford / Voltaire Foundation)
      • Kathryn Eccles (Oxford Internet  Institute)
      • Chloe Edmundson (Stanford University)
      • Patrick Fiska (Universität  Wien)
      • Howard Hotson (History Faculty, Oxford / Cultures of Knowledge)
      • Rob Iliffe (History Faculty, Oxford / Newton Project)
      • Mikkel Jensen (European University Institute)
      • Miranda Lewis (Cultures  of Knowledge)
      • Avi Lifschitz (History Faculty / Voltaire Foundation)
      • Katherine McDonough  (Stanford University)
      • Alicia Montoya (Radboud  University)
      • Robert Morrissey (University of Chicago / ARTFL)
      • Pierre Musitelli (École normale supérieure, Paris)
      • Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (Australian National University)
      • Mark Olsen (University of Chicago/ ARTFL)
      • David Robey (Oxford e-Research Centre)
      • Glenn Roe (Australian National University / Voltaire Foundation)
      • Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (University of Southern California)
      • Catriona Seth (Faculty of Modern Languages, Oxford)
      • Geoffrey Turnovsky (University of Washington)
      • Chris Warren (Carnegie-Mellon University)
      • Pip Wilcox (Center  for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries)
      • Christopher York (London School of Economics / Yale University)
      • Lena Zlock (Stanford University)