Networking Archives: Assembling and analysing a meta-archive of correspondence, 1509-1714

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: History Faculty

Abstract

During the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries Europeans accessed increasingly effective and economical means of exchanging letters within and across boundaries. In their most political functions, correspondence networks gathered information necessary for the consolidation of state authority. At their most esoteric, they were devoted to the exchange of ideas within a trans-national community of learned men and women known as the 'republic of letters'. Although handled in separate historical literatures, these two types of 'intelligencing' overlapped, not least because 'men of letters' possessed the linguistic, rhetorical, and diplomatic skills, as well as the extensive networks, required to obtain the information vital to both real nations and the imagined 'respublica litteraria'.

The study of both kinds of early modern intelligencing has been hindered because scholars have lacked both high-quality epistolary data in sufficient quantity and the tools and quantitative methods needed to analyse the networks documented by them. Traditionally, catalogues of letters have resided in unconnected, digital 'silos', rarely compatible with one another in either technical or scholarly terms.

'Networking Archives' addresses these challenges by consolidating the data, tools, methods, and expertise of two highly successful projects - Early Modern Letters Online [EMLO], a published union catalogue created by the Mellon-funded 'Cultures of Knowledge' project in Oxford, and the unpublished epistolary data extracted from the 16th-century Domestic and Foreign State Papers Online collected by the AHRC-funded 'Tudor Networks of Power' project [TNoP] in Queen Mary University London and Cambridge. Since 2009, Cultures of Knowledge has edited metadata for c. 125,000 letters with a suite of tools developed for use in editorial workflows. TNoP has developed algorithms and built tools for analysing its working archive of c. 133,000 letters using quantitative network analysis methods, demonstrating a capacity to reveal fresh dimensions of early modern state formation and new means to clarify the results obtained by more traditional methods.

By working together to include a third, as yet uncurated, dataset of c. 172,000 letters from the Stuart State Papers Online, EMLO will evolve into a consolidated meta-archive of c. 430,000 letter records and provide the conditions necessary for new research into the early modern 'intelligencing' networks that extended across Europe. The project will use this grant to answer key questions on the role of intelligencers between the accession of Henry Tudor in 1509 and the death of Queen Anne, the last Stuart monarch, in 1714. It will mentor emerging scholars engaged in the study of epistolary networks via a series of training schools and a colloquium, and freely share its technical infrastructure, methods, and data, ensuring that these are placed at the disposal of a wide community. In the process, this approach will serve as a working model for addressing the proliferation of digital projects by demonstrating how merging successful initiatives and offering the means to integrate data from individual researchers and digital 'silos' can help create a sustainable national infrastructure for interdisciplinary early modern studies.

Planned Impact

'Networked Archives' is designed to remove barriers between specialized scholarly resources and larger public audiences in three ways.

1) Popular history in print and broadcast media. 'Networking Archives' will disseminate its research outcomes to a wide public audience in ways that are accessible, engaging, and relevant. Central to the project are plans for a three-part television documentary on big data in history to be produced by the UK production company Screen Glue for BBC4 or the History Channel; and, developing out of this, a popular history book tentatively titled 'Masters of Intelligence: Espionage and Surveillance in the Premodern World' (to be offered to Penguin). These will engage the public with the compelling topic of espionage and conspiracy in the 16th and 17th centuries and link this to the social analysis methods used by our own modern intelligence agencies.

2) Information brokerage for publishers, archives, and libraries. 'Networking Archives' will engage users beyond the usual parameters of academia by brokering information on behalf of libraries, museums, archives, other open access digitization projects, and commercial data providers referenced by the Early Modern Letters Online [EMLO] union catalogue. First, each letter record in EMLO is linked back to the records and other resources on the contributors' websites. The project will publish hundreds of thousands of new advertisements of documents in The National Archives offered commercially by Gale which will steer many EMLO users to these resources. Secondly, the downloadable sets of carefully curated records can be searched, sorted, analysed, and visualised in a variety of new ways, enhancing the value and visibility of the material published by Gale. Thirdly, marrying State Papers letter records with those already on EMLO will begin integrating the holdings of The National Archive with material in other repositories scattered across and beyond the UK.

3) A model for research policy-makers. 'Networking Archives' offers policy-makers and funding bodies a working model for building national infrastructures for the humanities by reversing the proliferation of similar but incompatible digital resources independently created by short-term research projects. A merger of two successful, previously funded projects will create (a) a consolidated dataset or meta-archive; (b) a consolidated infrastructure for editing, publishing, visualising and analysing these data; and (c) a consolidated course package providing training in the use of these tools and methods; as well as (d) a range of more traditional research outputs which could not have been created without all the work previously undertaken by the merged projects. Finally (e) this consolidated package of data, tools, and methods has the potential to serve as the nucleus of an infrastructure hub attracting other relevant (including 'orphaned' and 'silo') projects and archives, and a model for positioning the UK competitively in the field of nationally funded digital humanities infrastructures.
 
Description Citation in Nature Communications (Research Journal) - Journal article: 'Unlocking history through automated virtual unfolding of sealed documents imaged by X-ray microtomography'. Published on 2 March 2021 (Open Access)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21326-w
 
Description Citation in The New York Times on 2 March 2021 - New Technique Reveals Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/science/locked-letters-unfolding.html
 
Description Citation on NPR (National Public Radio, Washington) on 2 March 2021 - Reading A Letter That's Been Sealed For More Than 300 Years - Without Opening It
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.npr.org/2021/03/02/972607811/reading-a-letter-thats-been-sealed-for-more-than-300-years-...
 
Description Co-Editor (with Vladimír Urbánek) : Universal Reform: Studies in Intellectual History, 1550-1700
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of Editorial Board: History of Early Modern Educational Thought
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Member of the Cabinet project in Oxford, which develops digital infrastructure for teaching with objects and images.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Cabinet is an award-winning online platform designed to encourage the use of museum collections in education. The Cabinet Project is helping to catalyse the digitisation of museum and library resources in Oxford to make them more accessible for research and teaching within the University, as well as for lifelong learning. Experiencing objects digitally has the potential to improve the ways in which the public can engage with collections at home, or on the go on a mobile device, enabling them to get closer to the museums and their collections.
URL https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/projects/digital-transformation-of-teaching-through-objects/
 
Description The PI, Howard Hotson, has been appointed director of the Digital Scholarship @Oxford
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact A key component in DiSc is the creation of Oxford's first-ever degree course in this field: a new one-year Master of Science degree in Digital Scholarship, now accepting applications for students in the 2022-23 academic year.
URL https://digitalscholarship.web.ox.ac.uk/home
 
Description The PI, Howard Hotson, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague. The objective is to advise the Institute on its approach to the Digital Humanities going forward.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.flu.cas.cz/en/about-us
 
Description The PI, Howard Hotson, is a member of the International Society for Intellectual History Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://isih.history.ox.ac.uk/?page_id=4797
 
Description COST - Dissemination grant
Amount € 10,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Early Modern Letters Online
Amount $410,089 (USD)
Organisation Packard Humanities Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2023
 
Title Analytical tool 
Description This is also an HTML-based interface that allows the EMLO correspondence data to be navigated. The individuals in the dataset can be ordered according to network measurements, and their connectivity characteristics can be compared and used as a basis for groupings of individuals according to these characteristics. The interface also provides a view of an individual's correspondents and the metadata of all their correspondence. One can therefore zoom in and out, from the level of the entire network down to an individual letter. Once the Stuart and Tudor State Papers have been merged with the EMLO data this interface will be adapted to encompass this new merged data set. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool allows the EMLO correspondence data to be navigated. 
 
Title Bodleian Starter Catalogues 
Description This is a Bodleian-centric starter catalogue page in which we invite scholars, students, and projects to work either with metadata already in EMLO to enhance and expand it (either at the Special collections coalface, or as Digital Humanists to analyse the data), or to collate metadata for correspondences/letter collections in the Bodleian that are not listed in EMLO. It has been designed as an open and collaborative platform within which scholars, research projects, archives, and libraries can collate, store, publish, analyse and visualize their epistolary data. It is intended, therefore, to continue growing at the hands of a geographically dispersed community of contributors once the current AHR grant ends. An example of this is the listing of Tanner 285, which was not included in the Bodleian card catalogue and was collated by students in Hilary 2021. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Current Bodleian starter catalogues include: Tanner manuscripts; Francis Parry letter-book (Bodleian MS. Eng. lett. c.328) http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/forms/advanced?let_shel=Tanner+285 
URL http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?page_id=5806
 
Title Disambiguation tool 
Description This is an HTML-based interface that allows historical scholars to perform disambiguation and deduplication of the Stuart State Papers correspondence dataset. The scholars can work through the list of all name labels extracted from the underlying XML data, and record their decisions regarding the mappings of these labels onto other labels or onto newly created name labels. To inform these decisions they are able to view (a) the letter metadata connected to each manuscript that is connected to a given name label, and (b) the manuscript scans. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool allows historical scholars to perform disambiguation and deduplication of the Stuart State Papers correspondence dataset. 
 
Title EMLO-SPO Match Checker 
Description Code and a user-interface to suggest potential name record matches across three datasets (Tudor State Papers, Stuart State Papers, EMLO). The first module is a matching script built using Python which suggests potential matches based on a number of factors, including string distance, dates of birth and death, and existing linked data. The output for this is passed to a user interface built using R and Shiny, which presents each match in turn plus relevant contextual data intended to help a user to quickly make a decision on whether or not a suggested match is correct. Results are immediately written to a live spreadsheet hosted on Google drive. - This research tool is not available to others yet. This version is specific to the project data but the underlying code for both the matching and user interface will be shared via Github on the project's completion - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Matching across datasets is a key research agenda on the project, and the results will have a significant scholarly impact, by highlighting the connections between the separate 'worlds' of political communication and intellectual exchange. 
 
Title Extract Ego Network Tool 
Description This code and user interface, written with Python, R, and Shiny, provide an easy way to visualise the 'ego network' of a given individual - all of their own connections, plus the ties between their connections. User selects an individual in a drop-down list, which runs a Python script to generate the relevant data to be visualised. The resulting 'network graph' is interactive: clicking on a node will switch to their own ego network, and hovering displays some basic information. The visualisation can also be filtered by date - This research tool will be made available on completion of the project - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The tool has proven a convenient way to quickly browse and compare connections found in the EMLO data. It has been of use in research for the project's polygraph. 
 
Title Geographic Overlap Tool 
Description This script and user interface uses correspondence metadata to suggest geographic overlaps - pairs of individuals who may have been at the same place at the same time. An algorithm estimates each individual's location at a given time, based on the places of origin of letters they wrote, with some additional steps to filter 'impossible' journeys. The user interface presents the results of the algorithm, allowing users to browse through each individual and see suggested individuals they may have been in the same place at the same time - This research tool will be made available on completion of the project - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The tool has formed the basis for several of the project's lab meetings. 
 
Title Interactive glossary, research outputs in the form of visualisations, and innovative set of training materials and curriculum 
Description Yann Ryan has rebuilt the Networking Archives website, which now includes some early research outputs in the form of visualisations such as: https://networkingarchives.github.io/ngram.html. Yann also built an extensive and innovative set of training materials and curriculum, for example this interactive glossary and tutorial on network analysis: https://networkingarchives.github.io/glossary.html. The full curriculum is here: https://networkingarchives.github.io/curriculum.html 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This has considerably improved the project website and has also led to a substantial Github presence: https://github.com/networkingarchives with code from the project. 
URL https://networkingarchives.github.io/index.html
 
Title Network Robustness estimator 
Description This tool was developed alongside a paper which has been accepted for publication in the journal Cultural Analytics. It takes a user-uploaded spreadsheet containing the edges for a network graph, and runs custom code which estimates how robust the network is to increasingly large sample deletions, and displays the result as a graph - This research tool will be made available on completion of the project - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool and underlying code have been used as the basis for a paper which has been accepted for publication in a top DH journal, Cultural Analytics. 
 
Title Overlaps browser 
Description This tool presents the 'overlaps', or shared correspondents, between each pair of individuals in a dataset of correspondence. The user interface lists each individual in the data by most overlaps in descending order. Hyperlinks allow users to click through and see each of the shared correspondents and the individuals with whom they overlap, which in turn can also be investigated. The tool also provides some metrics on the statistical probability of the overlap, and whether or not the overlapping individuals wrote to each other or not - This research tool will be made available on completion of the project - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool has formed a key part of the project's research agenda, has been used extensively during project labs, and forms the analytical basis for one of its chapters. It will be a valuable research tool for others on its publication. The tool highlights pairs with many shared correspondents but who themselves did not meet, and by doing so suggests potential avenues of further scholarly research. 
 
Title Shared Correspondents Tool 
Description This tool provides a visualisation of the shared correspondents between any two individuals in the EMLO database. Two individuals are selected via a drop-down menu, and code generates a visualisation which shows their shared correspondents, ordered by the proportion of correspondence to each and sized by the total volume of letters - This research tool will be made available on completion of the project - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool has been used by the team to produce analysis and visualisations for the project's polygraph. 
 
Title Starter catalogues 
Description EMLO has introduced a listing of (currently 146) 'starter catalogues'. The list includes early modern figures for whom letters have accumulated in EMLO in the course of work on other catalogues and for whom we know a significant body of manuscript letters exists in various easily accessible libraries and archives. We hope that students 'in search of a topic' will find this list to be of use. We hope too that scholars and research projects will be encouraged to engage with some of these figures in the course of their work and will contribute fresh metadata, as well as texts and/or abstracts, and will tag people mentioned. This way EMLO will live on and continue to grow after the end of this AHRC project. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Current starter catalogues include: Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540); Katherine Villiers (née Manners), duchess of Buckingham and later marchioness of Antrim (1603-1649); Edward Bernard (1638-1697); John Dury (1596-1680); Theodore Haak (1605-1690); Henri Justel (1620-1693); John Pell (1611-1685); Edward Pococke (1604-1691); Thomas Smith (1638-1710); Society for the Propagation of the Gospel correspondence; William Stukeley (1687-1765). The following 'Starter Catalogues' should be mentioned in particular as they relate to work with English Philosophical Texts Online (the site is not always online at present) funded by the Fell Fund 'Towards an Early Modern Data Commons' project: Henry More http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/p/14890; Henry Dodwell http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/p/6850; Ralph Cudworth http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/p/6019; Joseph Glanvill http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/p/906201;Damaris, Lady Masham http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/p/916370; Hester Chapone http://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/p/4601 
URL http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?page_id=5304
 
Title Temporal Clustering Tool 
Description This code and user interface are a new mode of analysis which finds 'temporal clusters' in network data (communities or groups which form a closely-knit discussion in a short window of time). The interface enables browsing through a list of discovered clusters, and includes hyperlinks which, when clicked, load a page with detailed information about the cluster, including its membership, top words found, and a network visualisation - This research tool will be made available on completion of the project - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool is a significant new method of analysis for networks of all kind - not just those used on the project. The underlying code will form the basis of a technical paper written by one of the project members. 
 
Title Trending Topics Tool 
Description This application displays a plot of the relative frequency of occurrences of a word or set of words as found in the abstracts of the State Papers Online (Stuart). Users select one or more words by searching in the input box. The tool displays a graph plotting the frequency of that word per year as found in the SPO letter abstracts. A 'calculate similar' function displays a list of words with the most similar frequency patterns to the selected word. These words can be added or removed from the chart by clicking - This research tool will be made available on completion of the project - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool provides a novel way to understand the changing topics of the abstracts in the State Papers, allowing them to be 'read' at scale for the first time, to find historical patterns. The tool has been used during the project's lab meetings. 
 
Title Williamson's Spheres of News 
Description This tool is intended to be used alongside the findings of a chapter in the project's polygraph. It takes the output of computer code which extracts and locates place names in the abstracts of the Stuart State Papers, and displays the results on a map. Clicking on a place of dispatch maps all the place name mentions from that place. Clicking on the mapped points displays all the letters mentioning that place, for context. The tool therefore highlights the catchment areas for each town, underlying one of the key arguments of the chapter - This research tool will be made available on publication of the project polygraph - 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The tool will be an innovative, interactive method for visualising results discussed in a text. 
 
Description Cultures of Knowledge, University of Oxford 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Hub
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaborative work is structured around a series of interdisciplinary 'laboratories' in which experiments are conducted on the newly curated and merged data. Alongside an easy-to-use, exploratory web-interface developed to lower the barrier for researchers employing common quantitative network-analysis methods, a series of algorithms and scripts are being developed to examine more advanced research questions involving overlapping networks and their change over time. Parallel to the laboratories, the project team are developing a curriculum to support the teaching of data curation and network-analysis methods to early career researchers, which is being trialled through a set of training schools and a colloquium, and then shared for reuse as standalone course packages.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data and staff expertise: Networking the Republic of Letters, 1550-1750 was established in 2009. They are a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project based at the University of Oxford with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. They use digital methods to reassemble and interpret the correspondence networks of the early modern period.
Impact The research outputs from these activities are being presented in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional settings, including large-scale datasets, technical papers, informal blogposts, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, a popular history on espionage and surveillance in the early modern world, a collaboratively researched case study of intelligencing at the centre of the meta-archive, and an edited collection of essays emerging from the training schools and colloquia. At the conclusion of the project, all components of the project's infrastructure (data, software, documentation, and methods) will be consolidated and shared under open access/open source to simplify its deployment and reuse at other institutions.
Start Year 2018
 
Description GALE, A Cengage Company 
Organisation Cengage Learning
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution GALE offers cleaned-up data and fully disambiguated lists of historical persons and places so that they can be upload into SPO for the benefit of all users. This will lead to a potential increase in usage.
Collaborator Contribution GALE have provided hard drives with SPO parts III and IV to the team free of charge, they are working on the metadata xml files creation and images of the manuscripts and are linking SPO Parts I-IV. They are also incorporating an enhanced functionality within the datasets in the form of multiple search indexes, limiters and browse, to facilitate further research in British and European Early Modern History. GALE also support the publication of an enhanced metadata on EMLO following the terms outlined in the Creative Commons license version 3 (CC-BY v3). The estimated value of the in kind contribution mentioned above is confidential.
Impact In progress.
Start Year 2018
 
Description KNAW Humanities Cluster 
Organisation Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Share of knowledge and platforms. Also, ability (through EMLO) to link manifestation versions of letters.
Collaborator Contribution Access to records in the National Archives of the Netherlands, De Witt project and the Huygens ING.
Impact This partnership promotes pan-European scholarly and technical collaboration. Also, opportunities have arisen to hold joint events.
Start Year 2018
 
Description The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts: a timely archival collaboration (Collaboration with University of Leeds, AHRC project: Pastoral Care, Literacy Cure and Religious Dissent: Zones of Freedom in the British Atlantic (c.1630-1720)) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The letters in the archive of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (which was known initially as the SPG and, from 1965, as the USPG) are divided between Lambeth Palace Library and-as a loan collection-the Bodleian Libraries. Networking Archives has contributed with the latter. The Oxford team was also involved in setting up and designing a virtual exhibition in February 2021.
Collaborator Contribution The letters in the archive of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (which was known initially as the SPG and, from 1965, as the USPG) are divided between Lambeth Palace Library and-as a loan collection-the Bodleian Libraries. The University of Leeds team has contributed the materials from the Lambeth Palace Library. The team has also agreed to contribute to the Cultures of Knowledge blog with an insight into how their research and collaborations have taken shape and developed over the course of a COVID-wracked year.
Impact The project has resulted in: o 1,264 letter records for Richard Baxter o 365 letter records for Samuel Rutherford. o 109 letters from the early years of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) (Bodleian Libraries, see: https://archives.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/repositories/2/resources/1576, and Lambeth Palace) o set-up and design of virtual exhibition, February 2021, 'opened' at Lambeth Palace by Rowan Williams.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Tudor Networks of Power 1509-1603 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Oxford has provided the data already published on 'Early Modern Letters Online' [EMLO] and a still larger quantity of letter records from the Stuart State Papers, 1603-1714 (domestic and foreign).
Collaborator Contribution QMUL has provided records of the c. 130,000 letters in the Tudor State Papers 1509-1603 (domestic and foreign), curated but not yet published by the AHRC-funded project 'Tudor Networks of Power.
Impact Work is underway to prepare and interrogate the metadata collated from the correspondence to be found within the Tudor and Stuart State Papers - both domestic and foreign - alongside the data contained in Early Modern Letters Online. This combination of datasets, together with use of the project's accompanying tools and infrastructure, will enable researchers to query and analyse their own epistolary metadata and to pose new kinds of questions on the history of the different forms of 'intelligencing' between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Tudor Networks of Power 1509-1603 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Oxford has provided the data already published on 'Early Modern Letters Online' [EMLO] and a still larger quantity of letter records from the Stuart State Papers, 1603-1714 (domestic and foreign).
Collaborator Contribution QMUL has provided records of the c. 130,000 letters in the Tudor State Papers 1509-1603 (domestic and foreign), curated but not yet published by the AHRC-funded project 'Tudor Networks of Power.
Impact Work is underway to prepare and interrogate the metadata collated from the correspondence to be found within the Tudor and Stuart State Papers - both domestic and foreign - alongside the data contained in Early Modern Letters Online. This combination of datasets, together with use of the project's accompanying tools and infrastructure, will enable researchers to query and analyse their own epistolary metadata and to pose new kinds of questions on the history of the different forms of 'intelligencing' between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Lecture: 'Digital Scholarship @ Oxford: Principles, Aspirations, Examples' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, gave a talk as part of the MSc in Megaprojects Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford on 3 December 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'Big Data? Orders of Magnitude in Digital Humanities Projects' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert presented this (virtual)paper at the CUDAN Open Lab Seminar series, Tallinn University on 1 March 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cudan.tlu.ee/events/2021-03-01-ruth-ahnert-lecture/
 
Description 'Collaborating virtually/Virtually collaborating', Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert gave this virtual talk at the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2021: New Ways to Work: future directions for archival and historical practice, on 17 September 2021. This event is co-organised by the Royal Historical Society, the National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.history.ac.uk/events/gerald-aylmer-seminar-2021
 
Description 'Community Resemblance': Discovering the Dutch Corner of the Republic of Letters with Linked Open Data and Bipartite Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Yann Ryan, Esther van Raamsdonk, Michael D. Rose, Sebastian E. Ahnert gave this paper at the Graphs and Networks in the Humanities 2022: Technologies, Models, Analyses, and Visualizations, 6th International Conference, which took place online on 3 - 4. February 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://graphentechnologien.hypotheses.org/
 
Description 'Correspondences as networks' Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences, Bibliotheca Hertziana 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert gave the paper 'Correspondences as networks' at this seminar, which took place online on 18 December 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.biblhertz.it/events/26605/2541109
 
Description 'Digital Landscapes: Understanding Archival Representation with Digital Methods', Distinguished Lecture, CDH Distinguished Lecturer Series (University of Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert gave the paper 'Digital Landscapes: Understanding Archival Representation with Digital Methods' at this seminar, which took place on 27 January 2020 at the Old Divinity School, St John's College Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cdh.cam.ac.uk/network/distinguished-lecturer-series/ruth-ahnert-digital-landscapes
 
Description 'Distant Reading' Large Correspondence Archives Using Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Yann Ryan gave a paper at the Historical Networks Conference, which took place online on 30 June - 02 July 2021.This event was organised by the University of Luxembourg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://hnr2021.historicalnetworkresearch.org/?page_id=360
 
Description 'Epistolary Cheese: A Virtual Show and Tell', Society for Renaissance Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Esther van Raamsdonk gave the talk 'Epistolary Cheese: A Virtual Show and Tell' at this event, which took place online on 15 June 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rensoc.org.uk/event/epistolary-cheese-a-virtual-show-and-tell/
 
Description 'For Your Eyes Only: Digital Detection of Elizabethan Espionage, 1558-1603' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth and Sebastian Ahnert joined Virginia Tech collaborator Rachel Midura on 1 March 2021 and discuss their recent project to identify intercepted letters, modelling a toolbox of traditional and digital methods for work with deliberately sparse data. This was a virtual Faculty seminar with the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston, Virginia Tech.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://liberalarts.vt.edu/news/events/2021/03/for-your-eyes-only.html
 
Description 'From the Micro to the Macro: Anglo-Dutch Letters in the State Papers' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Esther van Raamsdonk and Yann gave a talk at this seminar, which took place online on 21 April 2021. This seminar was organised by The Renaissance Society of America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://rsa.confex.com/rsa/21virtual/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/10186
 
Description 'Mapping Early Modern Epistolary Networks' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert and Yann Ryan gave this virtual talk at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI), Australian Catholic University on 24 August 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'Networking Archives: Quantitative History and the Contingent Archive', CREATE Symposium Computational Turns in the Humanities (Amsterdam) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Yann Ryan, Sebastian Ahnert, and Ruth Ahnert gave the paper 'Networking Archives: Quantitative History and the Contingent Archive' at this event, which took place online on 18 February 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.create.humanities.uva.nl/events/create-symposium-computational-turns-in-the-humanities/
 
Description 'Networking Early Modern Archives', Historical Network Research Virtual Keynote Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert gave the paper 'Networking Early Modern Archives' at this event, which took place online (hosted in Luxembourg) on 19 June 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://hnr2020.historicalnetworkresearch.org/keynotes/
 
Description 'Tengnagel's Correspondence, the Republic of Letters, and the Crisis of the Thirty Years War', Virtual Conference: The Oriental Outpost of the Republic of Letters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Howard Hotson gave the paper 'Tengnagel's Correspondence, the Republic of Letters, and the Crisis of the Thirty Years War' at this conference, which took place online (hosted by University of Vienna) on 17 February 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 'The Beaumarchais correspondence: Metadata, Text, and History, and Early Modern Letters Online' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis gave this talk at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 51st Annual Conference: 'Indifference and Engagement, Online conference, which took place on 5 January 2022. Online attendance (including the fact that the talk was available online for one week after event): estimate 101-500.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bsecs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/BSECS-51-Annual-Conference-Long-Programme-websit...
 
Description 'Women's Early Modern Letters Online (WEMLO) within Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO)', at Belle de Zuylen/Isabelle de Charrière's correspondence online. From hand-written letters to an on-line Time Machine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis gave a paper at this Symposium, which took place at Utrecht University on 23 November 2021. In person attendance: 11-50 (Covid restricted); online attendance: estimate 101-500.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Appearance in new PBS documentary on historical networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two members of the Networking Archives project team, Ruth and Sebastian, recently contributed to a new PBS documentary, Networld. The documentary, created by historian Niall Ferguson, is a three-part series exploring the history of social networks. In the episode they talk about their work on Protestant letter networks in the reign of Mary I. Premieres on 17 March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.pbs.org/wnet/networld/
 
Description Blog: '"O brave new world": the Johns Winthrop' (September 2018) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact John Winthrop the elder (1588-1649) and John Winthrop the younger (1606-1676)
1,661 letters; contributed by CofK.
Publication date 27 September 2018.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=john-winthrop-elder-and-john-winthrop-younger
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10490
 
Description Blog: '"Vivre heureux" et "faire des heureux": the correspondence of Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach' (June 2019) (4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Paul Henri Thiry d'Holbach (1723-1789)
101 letters (plus 6 letters for his wife Charlotte Suzanne d' Aine, Mme d'Holbach); contributed by Ruggero Sciuto.
Publication date: 26 June 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=paul-henri-thiry-dholbach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11085
 
Description Blog: ''Mijnheer ende broeder': letters from Cornelis de Witt to his brother Johan' (June 2019) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cornelis de Witt (1623-1672)
420 letters; contributed to the Johan de Witt team to the Johan de Witt catalogue.
Publication date: 15 June 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=johan-de-Witt
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10973
 
Description Blog: 'A mathematical friendship: Leonhard Euler and Christian Goldbach' (November 2018) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Leonhard Euler (1707-1783)
173 letters (Euler, vol. IVA/3); contributed by Martin Mattmüller and the Bernoulli-Euler Center (BEZ), Basel.
Publication date: 12 November 2018.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=leonhard-euler
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10207
 
Description Blog: 'Antonio Agustín and the Spanish Republic of Letters' (November 2018) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Antonio Agustín (1517-1586)
571 letters + 8 additional letters; contributed by Guy Lazure, Spanish Republic of Letters, University of Windsor.
Publication date: 12 November 2018.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=leonhard-euler
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10597
 
Description Blog: 'At the heart of a distinguished intellectual circle: Lady Anne Conway' (October 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Anne Conway (1631-1679)
296 letters; contributed by Sarah Hutton.
Publication date: 29 October 2018.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=anne-conway
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10547
 
Description Blog: 'Bodleian Student Editions' (November 2019) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Bodleian Student Editions
9 letters; catalogued and transcribed by Oxford students.
Publication date: 29 November 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=bodleian-student-editions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=8228
 
Description Blog: 'Bodleian Student Editions' (September 2019) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Bodleian Student Editions
7 letters; catalogued and transcribed by Oxford students.
Publication date: 9 September 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=bodleian-student-editions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=7516%20and%20http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=8228
 
Description Blog: 'Exemplary collaboration: a new upload of metadata for the correspondence of Johannes Kepler' (June 2019) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
257 letters; contributed Francesco Barreca, based on metadata collated by Adam Mosley.
Publication date: 3 June 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=johannes-kepler
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11010
 
Description Blog: 'Fulvio Orsini: librarian to the Farnese' (March 2020) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in Cultures of Knowledge website, Networking Archives, 1550-1750.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11423
 
Description Blog: 'Gottfried Alois Kinner von Löwenthurn's letters to Athanasius Kircher: transcriptions and translations' (September 2018) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Gottfried Alois Kinner von Löwenthurn (born c. 1610)
Transcriptions and translations of 28 letters; contributed by Thomas E. Conlon and Philip Neal.
Publication date 24 September 2018.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=caspar-schott
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10450
 
Description Blog: 'Guglielmo Sirleto, a British Academy grant, and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana' (September 2019) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Guglielmo Sirleto (1514-1585)
1,438 letters; contributed by Jan Machielsen (with British Academy funding).
Publication date: 30 September 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=guglielmo-sirleto
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11221
 
Description Blog: 'Halley, Aubrey, and "the Arch-conjurer"' (January 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in Cultures of Knowledge website, Networking the Republic of Letters, 1550-1750.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11395
 
Description Blog: 'In praise of the pioneering student: Elena Cornaro Piscopia' (January 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia (1646-1684)
51 letters; contributed by Francesco Zambonin (Paduan undergraduate intern with EMLO, now set to study at the École normale supérieure, Paris).
Publication date: 28 January 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=cornaro-piscopia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10678
 
Description Blog: 'Isaac Newton: letters, papers, dates, plague ... plus links to an inspirational project' (March 2020) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in Cultures of Knowledge website, Networking Archives, 1550-1750.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11472
 
Description Blog: 'Johan de Witt: a partnership moving forward' (March 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Johan de Witt (1625-1672)
6,999 letters; contributed by Johan de Witt correspondence project.
Publication date: 14 March 2019, to coincide with launch at the British Embassy, The Hague.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=johan-de-witt
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10751
 
Description Blog: 'New catalogues, new opportunities, and forthcoming work' (August 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Martin Ruar (1589-1657)
100 letters; contributed by Cultures of Knowledge.
Publication date: 5 August 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=martin-ruar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11156
 
Description Blog: 'SKILLNET project catalogues in EMLO: the scholars Willem Surenhuis and Adriaan Reland' (June 2019) (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Willem Surenhuis (c. 1664-1729)
61 letters; contributed by Dirk van Miert and SKILLNET.
Publication date: 25 June 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=guilielmus-surenhusius

Adriaan Reland (1676-1718)
212 letters; contributed by Tobias Winnerling via SKILLNET.
Publication date: 25 June 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=adriaan-reland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?page_id=6
 
Description Blog: 'Shifts in perspective: the life and legacies of Johan Mauritz, count of Nassau-Siegen' (April 2019) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Johan Mauritz van Nassau-Siegen (1604-1679) and Johan de Witt (1625-1672)
46 letters; contributed by Johan de Witt correspondence project.
Publication date: 8 April 2019, to coincide with opening of exhibition at the Mauritshuis on Johan Mauritz van Nassau-Siegen.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=johan-de-witt
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10841
 
Description Blog: 'The Dutch Church in London archive: a fresh upload' (May 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in Cultures of Knowledge website, Networking Archives, 1550-1750.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11522
 
Description Blog: 'The Royal Society's Early Letters' (November 2019) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Early Letters of the Royal Society
4,110 letters; contributed by the Royal Society.
Publication date: 23 November 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=royal-society-early-letters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11255
 
Description Blog: 'The correspondence of Livonia's most influential humanist: David Hilchen' (December 2018) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact David Hilchen (1561-1610)
98 letters; contributed by Kristi Viiding at the David Hilchen project.
Publication date: 24 December 2018.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=david-hilchen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10628
 
Description Blog: 'The humanist, biblical scholar, and hebraist Benito Arias Montano, and 'Reassembling the Republic of Letters in the Digital Age' (July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arias Benito Montano
531 letters; contributed by Antonio Dávila Pérez.
Publication date: 8 July 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=benito-arias-montano
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11089
 
Description Blog: 'The life, the letters, and the legacy of Mary Wortley Montagu' (April 2019) (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
963 letters; contributed by a volunteer and a little help from CofK, taken from The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, ed. Robert Halsband, 3 vols (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965-7), in partnership with OUP/OSEO.
Publication date: 15 April 2019.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=mary-wortley-montagu
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10899
 
Description Blog: 'The particular case of Jan Baptist Van Helmont, enhancing existing EMLO metadata, and "starter catalogues" ' (December 2018) (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644)
1 letter added to letters from Mersenne catalogue, with introductory page by Georgiana Hedesan.
Publication date: 10 December 2018.
Catalogue page: http://emlo-portal.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/collections/?catalogue=jan-baptist-van-helmont
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=10654
 
Description Blog: 'Undelivered Letters: a public day with the Brienne collection' (February 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in Cultures of Knowledge website, Networking the Republic of Letters, 1550-1750
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11368
 
Description Blog: A 'starter' instalment of Samuel Rutherford's letters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Publication of the third in a trio of inventories collated during EMLO's collaboration with the 'Pastoral Care, Literary Cure, and Religious Dissent: Zones of Freedom in the British Atlantic c. 1630-1720' research project. This is a subset of letters in the correspondence of the Protestant covenanting divine Samuel Rutherford (c. 1601-61), and this fledgling catalogue now joins two catalogues published earlier this year under the aegis of the project: those for the correspondences of Richard Baxter and The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11675
 
Description Blog: Ioannes Dantiscus: the Corpus of Texts and Correspondence (April 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in Cultures of Knowledge website, Networking Archives, 1550-1750
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11645
 
Description Blog: Recipe Books, Plague Cures and the Circulation of Information 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Yann Ryan published this Folger Library blog on 14 December 2021, using data from the Networking Archives project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://collation.folger.edu/2021/12/recipe-books-plague-information/
 
Description Blog: Recipes for dealing with the plague in Shakespeare's England 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Yann Ryan published this Folger Library blog on 8 March 2022, using data from the Networking Archives project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://shakespeareandbeyond.folger.edu/2022/03/08/recipes-plague-shakespeares-england/
 
Description Blog: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts: a timely archival collaboration (February 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog in Cultures of Knowledge website, Networking Archives, 1550-1750
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11622
 
Description Blog: The four wives of William of Orange: a day of celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The inventories of the correspondences of the four women have been collated as part of the 'Epistolary Power: the Correspondence of the wives of William of Orange, 1552-1617, and of the wives of the Dutch and Frisian Stadtholders, 1605-1725' project, headed by Dr Ineke Huysman of the Huygens ING. The letters have been described in EMLO and linked to images at the Koninklijke Verzamelingen, The Hague, where the majority of the manuscripts are conserved. The launch of the letters in EMLO is being marked during the opening of a specially curated exhibition 'Historische vrouwen. Vrouwen rondom Willem van Oranje en vrouwen van nu [Historical women. Women around William of Orange and women today]' at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft, which may be visited until 20 February 2022. The celebratory event will be live-streamed and includes a short presentation on Early Modern Letters Online and Women's Early Modern Letters Online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.culturesofknowledge.org/?p=11729
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions - Manuscript Editing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The sessions provide a hands-on introduction to the following:
1. Special Collections handling
2. Palaeography and transcription
3. Metadata curation, analysis, and input into Early Modern Letters Online
4. Research and publication ethics
5. Digital tools for scholarship, and further training available

This session was run by Miranda Lewis and took place on 30 October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/b6668329-7f28-4f3a-a210-1528bb0df15e/
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions, talk and workshop (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop was run by Miranda Lewis and took place at the Bodleian Libraries (Special Collections) on 6 November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions, talk and workshop (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop was run by Miranda Lewis and toook place at the Bodleian Libraries (Special Collections) on 28 November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions, talk and workshop (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop was run by Miranda Lewis and took place at the Bodleian Libraries (Special Collections) on 30 January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions, talk and workshop (4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop was run by Miranda Lewis and took place at the Bodleian Libraries (Special Collections) on 28 February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions, talk and workshop (5) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop was run by Miranda Lewis and took place at the Bodleian Libraries (Special Collections) on 19 June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions, talk and workshop (6) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop was run by Miranda Lewis and took place at the Bodleian Libraries (Special Collections) on 30 October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bodleian Student Editions, talk and workshop (7) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop was run by Miranda Lewis and took place at the Bodleian Libraries (Special Collections) on 28 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Book launch and presentation: What does the future of Digital Humanities in Oxford look like? Reassembling the Republic of Letters in the Digital Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of the newly published book Reassembling the Republic of letters in the Digital Age by the PI Howard Hotson. This took place on 29 October 2019 at TORCH, University of Oxford. The major outcome of this event was to position the agenda of the COST book at the centre of plans for the development of DH in Oxford going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CERL Annual Seminar 2019. Conference Paper: Reassembling the Republic of Letters: current projects and future prospects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given by Prof Howard Hotson. It was part of the CERL Annual Seminar 2019 'Collections and Networks Reconstructing the Historical Context of Texts, Publications and Objects with digital methods'. This conference took place at Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Göttingen, on Wednesday 9 October 2019. Major outcome from this event: discussions emerging from this even have led to a spin-off collaboration with the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) to implement plans for an historical gazetteer, described in the COST volume, which will also be of fundamental utility for the study of the geographical dimension of historical networks going forward
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cerl.org/services/seminars/presentations2019
 
Description COST Book launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of the newly published book Reassembling the Republic of letters in the Digital Age by the PI Howard Hotson. This book launch took place at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, on 17 October 2019. Outcome: offer from collaboration with the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies; invitation to give plenary at conference in Prague in October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Computational Humanities Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert presented the paper 'Networking Archives: Quantitative History and the Contingent Archive' at this Workshop, which took place online from 18 to 20 November 2020, organized by the DHLab of the KNAW Humanities Cluster in Amsterdam 4 and The Alan Turing Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://discourse.computational-humanities-research.org/t/cfp-computational-humanities-research-data...
 
Description Conference Paper: Analysing historical networks of power 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was given by Sebastian Ahnert at the PastNet workshop (University of Oxford) on 18 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://torch.ox.ac.uk/pastnet-network
 
Description Conference Paper: Beyond Letter Networks, ACH 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was given by Ruth Ahnert, Co-investigator, on 23-26 July 2019 as part of the ACH2019 conference, which took place at Pittsburgh PA. ACH is the United States-based constituent organization in the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The ACH2019 conference provides a forum for conversations on an expansive definition of digital humanities in a broad array of subject areas, methods, and communities of practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://ach2019.ach.org/
 
Description Conference Paper: Drawing Connection and Networking the Archives: the union catalogue Early Modern Letters Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given by Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, as part of the SKILLNET project conference which took place at Utrecht, Universiteitsmuseum on 14 December 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference Paper: Early Modern Letters Online and the Royal Society's Early Letters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, gave this presentation as part of the Collecting and Collections: Lives and Digital Afterlives conference. This conference took place at The Royal Society, London on 14-15 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference Paper: Lines of Communication: Curious Travellers in Early Modern Letters Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was given my Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, as part of the Thomas Pennant conference which took place on 16 November 2018 at the Linnean Society London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference Paper: Partial Views from Partial Archives: Surveying the Land, Think-Play-Hack 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was given by Ruth Ahnert, Co-investigator, at the conference Think-Play-Hack 2019, which took place on 18-21 July 2019 at SMU Taos Campus, New Mexico.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conferenece Paper: Reconstructing Networks in the State Papers Archive, Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was given by Ruth Ahnert, Co-investigator, as part of the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2019, which took place on 22 February at National Archives (Kew, Surrey).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/our-research-and-academic-collaboration/events-and-trainin...
 
Description Digital Humanities Congress 2022 (University of Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert will be a key speaker at this three-day conference (8th - 10th September 2022). The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.dhi.ac.uk/dhc2022/
 
Description Digital-Humanities im Gespräch seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, gave a paper at this seminar, which took place at Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin on 17 June 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Digitizing Enlightenment IV. Concluding roundtable: 'Expanding digital eighteenth-century studies' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, participated in the Concluding roundtable 'Expanding digital eighteenth-century studies'. This was part of the Digitizing Enlightenment IV workshop that took place on 15 July as part of the ISECS Congress in Edinburgh. This session produced a major new collaborator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bsecs.org.uk/isecs/en/programme/
 
Description EMLO Training for Digital Fellows' and Volunteers' talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This talk was given by Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, on 19 October 2018 at the History Faculty (University of Oxford)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EMLO Training for Volunteers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This talk was given by Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, on 11 December 2018 at the History Faculty (University of Oxford)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Early Modern Archival Research, Impact, and Cross-Sectoral Partnerships - what's involved? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis presented a paper at this event, which took place online on 10 November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rensoc.org.uk/event/early-modern-archival-research-impact-and-cross-sectoral-partnership...
 
Description Early Modern Mobilities: Knowledge, Community, Communication, and Infrastructure, 1500-1800 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, presented a paper at this conference, which took place at Stanford University on 14-16 May 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Exhibition opening, presentation, 'Early Modern Letters Online, Women's Early Modern Letters Online, and The Letters of the Wives of William of Orange', at Historical Women - Women around William the Silent and women of today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis gave this talk at the opening of the exhibition Historical Women - Women around William the Silent and women of today, Museum Prinsenhof Delft (Holland) on 30 September 2021. In person attendance: 50 (Covid restricted); online attendance: estimate 101-500.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHhSPZouX_k
 
Description Graph Technologies in the Humanities: 2021 Virtual Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert, Philip Beeley, Esther van Raamsdonk and Yann Ryan presented the paper 'Networking Archives: Early modern letters and the promise of connected collections' at this event, which took place online on 9 February 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://graphentechnologien.hypotheses.org/tagungen/graph-technologies-in-the-humanities-2021-virtua...
 
Description Intellectual History Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, gave a paper at this seminar, which took place at All Souls College, University of Oxford, on 11 May 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited internal presentation: Anglo-Dutch relations and the correspondence catalogue of Johan de Witt in Early Modern Letters Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, gave this presentation at the British Ambassador's Residence, The Hague, on 14 March 2019.
The attendees were Her Majesty's representative to the Netherlands, diplomats, diplomatic staff, scholars, and invited audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited internal presentation: Drawing Connections in a Union Catalogue and Networking Archives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, gave this invited internal presentation at the Voltaire Foundation (University of Oxford) on 27 March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation: EMLO and Bodleian Student Editions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, gave this invited presentation at the Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School (University of Oxford) on 22 July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation: The Future of Network Analysis in Historical Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was given by Sebastian Ahnert, Co-investigator, on 20-21 June 2019 at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk to University of Surrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Esther van Raamsdonk gave the talk 'Network Analysis and the Problem of Time' at this event, which took place online on 19 January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ahrgblog.wordpress.com/home/programme/spring-2021-seminar-series/january-2021/
 
Description Invited tutorial: The Union Catalogue, the Archives, and Early Modern Letters Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis, EMLO's Manager and Editor, gave this invited tutorial (Professor Giora Sternberg's special subject) at the History Faculty (University of Oxford) on 12 February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Joint seminar presentation 'Networking to the Fourth Power' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, gave a presentation at the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Centre for Digital Arts and Humanities, University of Swansea, on 13 February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote lecture and 2 workshop sessions at the Network Analysis + Digital Art History A Getty Advanced Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ruth Ahnert, Co-investigator, gave a keynote lecture, and 2 workshop sessions University of Pittsburgh on 29 July-2 August 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://historicalnetworkresearch.org/event/network-analysis-digital-art-history-a-getty-advanced-wo...
 
Description Keynote lecture, Early Modern Metaphors of Knowledge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, was a keynote speaker at this conference, which took place at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague on 1-4 September 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Networking Archives Colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The three-day in-person colloquium in September was not possible during lockdown and was replaced with a virtual event which took place on 14-15 September 2020. This was the third and final part of the 3-part training school: a colloquium at which the participants presented their work. The Colloquium had four panels: Panel 1: "Intelligencing and the State Papers". Panel 2: "Contextualising ego networks". Panel 3: "Networks and knowledge exchange". Panel 4: "Analysing networks through text", followed by a Roundtable discussion.

The virtual format worked surprising well: the main casualty was the informal interaction over coffee and lunch which really help build community and collaboration. Instead, there were five live discussions organised during the event as well as the option to participate in Breakout rooms discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Networking Archives and Communities in Early Modern Letters Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Miranda Lewis gave this talk as part of the 'Storie dell'arte digitali: risorse e progetti' workshop, organized by the 'Lettere d'artista' Project at the École française de Rome. The workshop took place online on 2 March 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.efrome.it/it/la-ricerca/seminari/prossimi-seminari/storie-dellarte-digitali-risorse-e-pr...
 
Description Oxford-Berlin Hub event. Paper: Prospects for Networking the Republic of Letters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This talk was given by Prof Howard Hotson. It was part of the event 'Enlightenment Projects', The Oxford-Berlin Enlightenment Hub, which took place at St John's College, Oxford, from 30 September to 2 October 2019. Prof Howard Hotson also chaired the 'Legacies of Enlightenment' panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.voltaire.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Ox-Ber%20programme%20for%20advertising%20Sep%202019...
 
Description Peripatetic Networks, The Impact of Mobility on an Early Modern Correspondence Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Yann Ryan gave this paper at The Historical Networks Conference 2021, which took place online on 30 June - 2 July 2021. This event was organised by the University of Luxembourg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://yann-ryan.github.io/talk/peripatetic-networks-the-impact-of-mobility-on-an-early-modern-corr...
 
Description Podcast: BBC World Service Forum - Comenius, a pioneer of lifelong learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, took part in this episode to analyse the contribution to modern thinking made by Comenius in this, the 350th anniversary year of his death. This podcast was released 9 November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3cszjw9
 
Description Presentation at COST Event: Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800 A digital framework for multi-lateral collaboration on Europe`s intellectual history 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, participated in this event which took place in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 31 October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cost.eu/news/general/cost-in-cyprus-euromed-2018-and-info-day/
 
Description Presentation at colloquium on ''The Innocent Wars: Anglo-Franco-Dutch Intellectual Networks in the Early Enlightenment" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Howard Hotson, Esther van Raamsdonk, and Sebastian Ahnert, presented the paper 'The Dutch Dimension of Hartlib's Circle' at the colloquium on ''The Innocent Wars: Anglo-Franco-Dutch Intellectual Networks in the Early Enlightenment' which took place at the Maison francaise d'Oxford, Oxford, on 5 December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/76af342a-9006-4983-ac9a-84fc04ca0949/
 
Description Public keynote lecture, 'Networking to the Fourth Power', Conference on Possibilities of Computer-Aided Analysis of Historical Correspondence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, was a keynote speaker at this conference, which took place at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Heidelberg on 9-11 February 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Reassembling the Republic of Letters in the Digital Age: On Infrastructure, Tools & Methods, and Collaborative Scholarship 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Howard Hotson presented a paper during the 'Hands on History' session. This event took place online on 17 June 2020 (hosted by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxemburg).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/de/events/reassembling-republic-letters-digital-age-infrastructure-tools-met...
 
Description Seminar 'Networking to the Fourth Power', Transitions seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, presented a paper at this seminar, which took place at Université de Liège on 17 March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Seminar paper: 'Digital Scholarship @ Oxford: Convergence in Theory and Practice' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PI, Howard Hotson, gave this paper at the Digital Humanities Seminar, University of Exeter on 3 March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Training School (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The second training school took place at St Anne's (University of Oxford) on 6-8 January 2020. It was very successful with about 20 attendees. Attendees brought their own data and were shown how to use different tools to analyse it. There were also external presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Trainining School (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The first training school at the University of Cambridge (July 8-10, 2019) introduced participants to the meta-archive and to the curatorial tools, teaching them how to clean their own datasets and/or to contribute metadata to Early Modern Letters Online.
At their conclusion the teaching material from the training schools will be packaged as a standalone, open-access curriculum which can be used by other projects and institutions to offer analogous training. The curriculum will be complemented by open-source network analysis tools and technical infrastructure developed by us for the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019