Digitizing Enlightenment IV – programme

The programme for Digitizing Enlightenment IV is now out. This year’s event takes place as a day workshop within the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference at Edinburgh, for which registrations are still open here.

There is quite a stellar line-up and we are very much looking forward to the opportunity to extend our discussion with the wider community of eighteenth-century scholars.

Congratulations to the organisers for attracting a mix of established and new contributors to the symposium. It is encouraging to see that no less than eight of the speakers were present at the Digitizing Enlightenment launch at Western Sydney back in 2016. The book arising from that first gathering is scheduled to appear next year.


Special Event: Digitizing Enlightenment IV
Tuesday 16th July / Mardi 16 juillet

Organized by the Voltaire Foundation / Organisé par la Voltaire Foundation
9:00-10:30 Welcome and Roundtable 1 – Data and databases
• Alicia Montoya, Radboud University
• Simon Burrows, Western Sydney University
• Greg Brown, UNLV/Voltaire Foundation

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:30 Roundtable 2 – Mapping Enlightenment
• Franck Salaün, ICRL/Université Montpellier-3
• Linda Gil, ICRL/Université Montpellier-3
• Audrey Calefas-Strébelle, Mills College
• Mikkel Jensen, University of Erfurt

12:30 Book launch:
Networks of Enlightenment: Digital Approaches to the Republic of Letters, Chloe Edmondson & Dan
Edelstein, eds., Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2019.

2:00-3:45 Roundtables 3 and 4
Text reuse in the 18th century
• Clovis Gladstone, Robert Morrissey & Mark Olsen, ARTFL/University of Chicago
• Glenn Roe & Nicholas Cronk, Voltaire Lab, University of Oxford
• Katie McDonough & Keith Baker, Stanford University
• Lucas van der Deijl, University of Amsterdam

New methods, new approaches, new resources I
• Melanie Conroy, University of Memphis
• Elisabeth Bond, Ohio State University
• Nicholas Cole, University of Oxford

3:45-4:15 Coffee

4:15-6:00 Roundtables 5 and 6
New methods, new approaches, new resources II
• Mark Hill and Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki
• Christina Clarke, Australian National University
• Nicolas Morel, University of Bern

Concluding roundtable – Expanding digital 18th-century studies
• Dan Edelstein, Stanford University
• Melissa Terras, University of Edinburgh
• Thomas Wallnig, University of Vienna
Organisers: Nicholas Cronk & Glenn Roe Lena Zlock (student coordinator)


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