Seminar papers: podcasts, slides and links


2014 Seminar Series

The Digital Humanist: Open Resources, Shared Standards, Virtual Communities


Melissa Terras (UCL)

Transcribe Bentham: Sharing Labour, Sharing Platforms, Sharing Data
Monday 20 October, 2014
47:46 minutes


Kathryn Eccles (Oxford)

Looking into the Crowd: Understanding the Users of Digital Heritage Collections
Monday 27 October, 2014
43:13 minutes


Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford) and Victoria Van Hyning (Zooniverse)

Constructing Scientific Communities in the 19th and 21st Centuries: Science Periodicals and the Zooniverse
Monday 10 November, 2014
42:56 minutes


Eero Hyvönen (Aalto)

Harmonising the Heterogeneous: Shared Ontologies and Linked Data in Archives, Museums and Libraries
Monday 17 November, 2014
50:07 minutes


Howard Hotson (Oxford)

Collaboration, Early Modern Letters Online, and Horizon 2020: The Creation of One Virtual Community to Reassemble Another
Monday 24 November 2014
51:50 minutes


2013 Seminar Series

Negotiating Networks: Case Studies



Huib Zuidervaart (Huygens ING)

The ePistolarium: A New Digital Tool for Studying the Republic of Letters
Thursday 31 October, 2013
32:16 minutes


Christoph Kudella (Cork)

Erasmus and the Sixteenth-Century Respublica Litteraria: Of Letters, Data, and Networks
Thursday 7 November, 2013
55 minutes



Ruth Ahnert (QMUL) and
Sebastian Ahnert (Cambridge)

Tudor Letter Networks: The Case for Quantitative Network Analysis
Thursday 21 November, 2013
40.09 minutes



Jens Weber and Andreas Wolter (

Cultural Interventions in Social Networks: Some Modern Strategies of Information Visualization in the ImpulsBauhaus Project
Thursday 14 November, 2013
Video and website collection


Vera Hildenbrandt and Jorg Ritter (Trier/Halle-Wittenburg)

Epistolary Networks of Exiles: The Vernetzte Korrespondenzen Project
Thursday 28 November, 2013
Slideshow and links



Christopher Warren (Carnegie Mellon)

Bacon and Edges: Reassembling the Early Modern Social Network
Thursday 5 December, 2013
39.47 minutes


2013 Workshop

Digital Prosopographies: Case Studies in Online Collective Biography



Katharine Keats-Rohan (Oxford)

Prosopography Research
Monday 29 July, 2013
29:41 minutes



Judith Pfeiffer (Oxford)

Why People Matter: A Bio-Bibliographical Approach to Intellectual History
Monday 29 July, 2013
24:43 minutes



John Davies (Glasgow)

People of Medieval Scotland, 1093-1314
Monday 29 July, 2013
24:03 minutes



Janna Hennicke (Berlin)

Person Data Repository
Monday 29 July, 2013
16:25 minutes



Marco Gurrieri (Tours)

The PERSONÆ Project: A Web Portal for Prosopographical Databases on Fourteenth to Seventeenth Century Cultural Milieus
Monday 29 July, 2013
23:16 minutes



Markus Krötzsch (Oxford)

Wikidata: A Free Collaborative Knowledge Base
Monday 29 July, 2013
20:56 minutes


2012 Seminar Series



Alison Wiggins (Glasgow)

Editing Bess of Hardwick’s Letters Online
Thursday 26 April, 2012
1:04:57 minutes



Florike Egmond (Leiden)

The Webs of Clusius and Gessner: Correspondence, Images, and Collecting in Sixteenth-Century Natural History
Thursday 3 May, 2012
1:00:35 minutes



Glenn Roe (Oxford)

Text Mining Electronic Enlightenment: Influence and Intertextuality in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters
Thursday 17 May, 2012
1:00:14 minutes



Nadine Akkerman (Leiden)

Opening Up the Winter Queen’s Cabinet: The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia
Thursday 24 May, 2012
39:47 minutes



Konstantin Dierks (Indiana)

An Index of Modernity: Narratives of Communications in the Late Seventeenth-Century English Atlantic
Thursday 31 May, 2012
49:38 minutes



Joe Moshenska (Cambridge)

‘An After-Suppers Work’: Sir Kenelm Digby and Varieties of Correspondence in the 1630s
Thursday 7 June, 2012
49:44 minutes



David Galbraith (Toronto)

Editing Evelyn Editing Evelyn
Thursday 14 June, 2012
45:21 minutes


2011 Seminar Series



Nora Gädeke (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek)

Work in Progress: Leibniz’s Correspondence Network
Thursday 12 May, 2011
52:20 minutes



Sophie van Romburgh (Leiden)

Reciprocal Bonds Between Words and Friends, or Correspondence According to Francis Junius
Thursday 26 May, 2011
38:35 minutes



James Daybell (Plymouth)

The Scribal Circulation of Early Modern Letters
Thursday 2 June, 2011
51:30 minutes



Leigh Penman (Oxford)

How Large was Hartlib’s Archive? A Quantitative Analysis and Comparative Reassessment
Thursday 9 June, 2011
43:17 minutes



Lisa Smith (Saskatchewan)

Visualizing Sir Hans Sloane’s Correspondence Network, c.1690-1705
Thursday 16 June, 2011
50:44 minutes



Philip Beeley (Oxford)

Oxford Science and the Republic of Letters: John Wallis’s Correspondence Networks
Thursday 23 June, 2011
47:21 minutes


2010 Seminar Series


Noël Golvers (Leuven)

Scholarly Correspondence from the Jesuits in China with Europe (17th-18th Centuries)
Thursday 29 April, 2010
53:17 minutes



Alan Stewart (Columbia/CELL)

Writing Francis Bacon’s Letters
Thursday 6 May, 2010
45:22 minutes



Henry Woudhuysen (UCL)

Writing a Letter in Seventeenth-Century England: Forms and Formats (with commentary from Peter Beal)
Thursday 20 May, 2010
1:27:22 minutes



Stefano Villani (Maryland)

Tuscan Readings of the English Revolution: The Correspondence of Amerigo Salvetti and Giovanni Salvetti Antelminelli
Thursday 27 May, 2010
40:39 minutes



Mirjam de Baar (Groningen)

Building Up an International Spiritual Network: The Correspondence of Antoinette Bourignon (1616-1680)
Thursday 3 June, 2010
49:23 minutes



Dirk van Miert (Huygens ING) & Paul Botley (Warwick)

The Letters of Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609), Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614), and Richard Thomson (c.1570-1613)
Thursday 10 June, 2010
53:41 minutes