Wednesday, May 15, 2013

TRIAL: Electronic Enlightenment

We have a trial of Electronic Enlightenment, from Oxford University Press, until 8th June 2013.

To access this trial go to

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Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”.

Electronic Enlightenment includes 60,647 historical documents. Listen in on the first global social network as 7,476 historical figures discuss everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.
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Anonymous said...

I'll certainly be using this, mainly for research but potentially also for teaching. I've got criticisms of it from an archival perspective - but as a collection of unpublished 'stuff', it's got potential! (Lecturer in Archive Studies)

Anonymous said...

This resource will be a tremendous aid for students studying C18th and C19th literature. It will also be useful to students taking modules on history of the English language. I intend to make ample use of it in researching the language of Romantic poetry.
Alex Broadhead

Eve Rosenhaft said...

This looks like a really useful - and growing - source for both research and teaching in 18th-century studies. Particularly welcome is the international content, with transcriptions of items in the original language and orthography, which means that it will have multiple uses right across the campus.

Eve Rosenhaft
Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre
Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Anonymous said...

This would make an exceptional addition to our online teaching resources in the eighteenth century. It would particularly complement the English-language Eighteenth-Century Collections Online, allowing students to access non-English and manuscript material relevant to a large number of topics taught in my new module on the social history of the European Enlightenment (Hist346). The main assessment on HIST346 is an extended research essay based on primary source material, and I would imagine this resource playing a central role in student-direct research and class-based workshops. It would also be hugely useful in other L&T settings - in my other c18 modules HIST219 and HIST319, for history dissertations at UG and PGT level, and across the ECW MA curriculum.
Aside from its clear value from a teaching perspective, I'm sure it will also prove useful to me as a researcher.
Mark Towsey
Department of History