Digital Humanities and the Transformation of Eighteenth-Century Studies
'Anyone embarking on a DH project, be it large- or small-scale, would do well to read this volume carefully before they begin.'Helene E. Bilis, Wellesley College Reviews 'It is clear that anyone embarking on a DH [digital humanities] project, be it large- or small-scale, would do well to read this volume carefully before they begin.' Helene E. Bilis, H-France Review
Simon Burrows is Professor of History and of Digital Humanities at Western Sydney University and lead-investigator of the award-winning French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project. His books include 'Blackmail, Scandal and Revolution', 'Enlightenment Best-Sellers' and (as co-editor) 'Press, Politics and the Public Sphere in Europe and North America, 1760-1820'. Glenn Roe is Professor of French Literature and Digital Humanities at Sorbonne University. He has published widely on a variety of subjects, including French literary and intellectual history, the design and use of new computational methodologies for literary-historical research, and the constructive critique of 'big data' approaches to cultural collections.
List of figures and tables Keith Michael Baker Preface Simon Burrows and Glenn Roe Introduction: Digitizing Enlightenment I. Digital projects, past and present Robert Morrissey and Glenn Roe The ARTFL Encyclopedie and the aesthetics of abundance Nicholas Cronk Electronic Enlightenment: recreating the Republic of Letters Dan Edelstein Mapping the Republic of Letters: history of a digital humanities project Howard Hotson Cultures of Knowledge in transition: Early Modern Letters Online as an experiment in collaboration, 2009-2018 Jeffrey S. Ravel The Comedie-Francaise Registers Project: questions of audience Angus Martin and the late Richard Frautschi Towards a new bibliography of eighteenth-century French fiction Simon Burrows The FBTEE revolution: mapping the Ancien Regime book trade and the future of historical bibliometric research Alicia C. Montoya Shifting perspectives and moving targets: from conceptual vistas to bits of data in the first yearof the MEDIATE project II. Digital methods and innovations Catherine Nicole Coleman Seeking the eye of history: the design of digital tools for Enlightenment studies Elizabeth Andrews Bond and Robert M. Bond Topic modelling the French pre-Revolutionary press Katherine McDonough Putting the eighteenth century on the map: French geospatial data for digital humanities research Laure Philip The illegal book trade revisited: an insight into database protocols and pitfalls Melanie Conroy and Chloe Summers Edmondson The empire of letters: Enlightenment-era French salons Clovis Gladstone and Charles Cooney Opening new paths for scholarship: algorithms to track text reuse in Eighteenth Century Collections Online Sean Takats Conclusion: beyond digitizing Enlightenment Bibliography Index of persons Index of titles General index