TITLE: A Digital Humanities Pathway to European Enlightenment: from Account Books to Banned Books via Google Books
SPEAKER: Simon Burrows, Mark Curran
EVENT DATE: 07/13/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project uses database technology to map the trade of the Societe Typographique de Neuchatel (STN), a celebrated European publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794. The STN's archives can be considered a representative source for studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in late Enlightenment Europe. The use of database technology with a data source as rich as the STN archives will significantly enhance the research use of the notable collection of original material held at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Simon Burrows is professor of modern European history at the University of Leeds and principal investigator for the AHRC-funded French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project.
Speaker Biography: Mark Curran, currently a research fellow in the School of History at the University of Leeds, will shortly be taking up the Munby fellowship in bibliography at the University of Cambridge.
SERIES: Books & Beyond