Digitizing Enlightenment Symposium, 12–13 July, Western Sydney U

Digitizing Enlightenment Symposium

EA.G.38, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University

12-13 July 2016

A pre-conference Symposium attached to the George Rudé seminar, and sponsored by the WSU Digital Humanities Research Group; ANU Centre for Digital Humanities Research; and the Australian Research Council

Convenors: Simon Burrows (WSU) and Glenn Roe (ANU)

 Symposium abstract

Scholars of the enlightenment are extremely well-served for digital resources; they have also produced some of the most celebrated, innovative and transformative digital humanities projects internationally. These have included Electronic Enlightenment (EE); Mapping the Republic of Letters (MRoL); the French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE); the ARTFL Encyclopédie project; and the Comédie Française Registers Project (CFRP).

The symposium will provide an opportunity for leaders and key participants on all of these projects and some more recent digital humanities initiatives to continue a dialogue with each other and the academic community about the ways in which their projects have transformed, and will continue to transform research practice, pedagogy and academic understandings in eighteenth-century studies and more broadly.

Confirmed speakers for the Digitizing Enlightenment symposium include:

  • Dan Edelstein, Nicole Coleman (MRoL project, Stanford)
  • Glenn Roe (ARTFL and EE projects, ANU)
  • Simon Burrows, Jason Ensor and Katie McDonough (FBTEE project, Western Sydney)
  • Gregory S Brown (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Voltaire Foundation, Oxford)
  • Alicia Montoya and Matje van der Camp (MEDIATE project, Radboud University)
  • Jeffrey Ravel (CFRP, MIT) – presenting remotely – and Christopher York (CFRP and Yale).
  • Robert McNamee (EE, Oxford) – who will present remotely.
  • Craig Pett (Gale-Cengage Learning)
  • And others listed in the program linked below

It is envisaged that papers from the symposium will be published as part of a book to be edited by the convenors under the title Digitizing Enlightenment.

To book a place at the symposium, follow the links to the university i-Pay from the Digitizing Enlightenment Symposium website at: http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/humanities_communication_arts/hca/blog_and_news/george_rude_seminar_2016/digitizing_enlightenment_symposium. The fee of $95 ($65 unwaged) will include two days coffees and lunches. Deadline for payments 30 June.

Full symposium details, including the program are available here: Digitzing Enlightenment Symposium Flier June 2016