Digitizing Enlightenment III:
A Workshop on Early Modern Prosopography and Social Networks
July 19-20, University of Oxford
Maison Française d’Oxford, 2-10 Norham Rd, Oxford OX2 6SE
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Thursday July 19
9:15-9:30 Opening remarks: 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. Early Modern Letters Online (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 networks.
13:45-14:00 Project presentation 2. Quill Project (Nicholas Cole)
14:00-15:30 Round table 3. What is digital analysis of social networks?
Convenor: Arno Bosse
Sebastien Ahnert, Chico Camargo, Kathryn 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.
19:00 Dinner at Balliol College
Friday July 20
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
Arno Bosse, Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, Chloe Edmondson, Patrick Fiska
- 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 (Katherine McDonough)
11:30-13:00 Round table 6. How to analyse and visualise networks?
Convenor: Robert Morrissey
Mikkel Jensen, Mark Olsen, Christopher York, Lena Zlock
- Networks as visualisation tools.
- Non-prosopographical networks.
- Is everything a network?
13:45-14:00 Project presentation 6. Natural Law Academics (Mikkel Jensen)
14:00-15:30 Round table 7. How to link networks?
Convenor: Kathryn Eccles
Katherine 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