Digital Approaches to Early Modern Studies

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The University of Limerick‘s CEMS Limerick, the Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick, have announced its forthcoming symposium series on Digital Approaches to Early Modern Studies. CEMS Limerick Research activities of scholars of history & culture 16th-18th.

Details below:

Symposium 1: Network and Circulation Analysis and Visualisation

9 February, 12:00-13:45, Online



Ingeborg van Vugt (Utrecht): What’s in a network metric? Insights from the seventeenth-century Republic of Letters

Kaspar Gubler (Bern): The reconstruction of knowledge networks: Data model and visualisations of the project Repertorium Academicum Germanicum (RAG)

Evan Bourke (Maynooth): Networking literary patronage in Gaelic Ireland 1550-1650

Symposium 2: Digital Analysis of Text

3 March, 12:00-13:45, Online



Katie McDonough (Alan Turing Institute): Where is the Enlightenment? Space and geography in Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie

Paty Murrieta-Flores (Lancaster): Old sources, new technologies: Computational approaches to the analysis of sixteenth-century Mexican historical sources

Huw Jones (Cambridge University Library): Text and image: the International Interoperable Image Framework and the digital edition


Symposium 3: Databases

7 April, 12:00-13:45, Online



Valeria Vitale (British Library/Pelagios Commons): TBC

James Kelly (Durham): Early modern monks and nuns in the digital age: Creating searchable prosopographical databases of exile English religious and why it matters

Graeme Kemp (St Andrews): The Universal Short Title Catalogue. The past, present and future of a bibliographical database


Symposium 4: Geographic Information Systems

5 May, 12:00-13:45, Online



Bart Holterman (Göttingen): Roads, nodes and rivers – mapping the premodern street network

Keith Lilley (Belfast): An ethnography of cartography: tracing Early Modern maps and map-makers through geospatial technologies

Catherine Porter (Limerick): The mapping of Early Modern Ireland: a digital approach for understanding early survey



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