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Mapping the Republic of Letters

Mapping the Republic of Letters
Exploring Correspondence and Intellectual Community in the Early Modern Period (1500-1800) When early modern scholars (from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment) described the broadest community to which they belonged, they most frequently called this international community of scholars the “Republic of Letters.” "Recent scholarship has established that intellectuals across Europe came to see themselves, in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as citizens of a transnational intellectual society—a Republic of Letters in which speech was free, rank depended on ability and achievement rather than birth, and scholars, philosophers and scientists could find common ground in intellectual inquiry even if they followed different faiths and belonged to different nations."

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The Differences between Digital History and Digital Humanities For the last nine months I’ve spent much of my time exploring digital history. Part of becoming director of RRCHNM involved familiarizing myself with areas of work about which I had only passing knowledge despite almost twenty years of reading, teaching and creating digital history. Moreover, preparing for the Center’s pending 20th anniversary required looking back at more than 100 projects created in two decades of work. It was against this backdrop that I read the most recent outbreak of debate about digital humanities provoked by the special issue of differences, “In the Shadow of the Digital Humanities” (vol.25, no. 1, 2014), and Adam Kirsch’s article in the May 2014 issue of The New Republic, “Technology is Taking Over English Departments: The False Promise of Digital Humanities.” From that perspective, what is striking is the almost complete absences of digital history in those accounts. So what are the differences between digital history and ‘dh’/digital literary studies?

Scientific Information Service | CERN Annual report Annual report - Rapport annuel CERN publications in 2007 Catalogue of all known publications resulting from research done at CERN during the year. Searchable version extracted from CERN Document Server. Annual reports of CERN departments [PH] Annual report - Rapport annuel CERN publications in 2006 Catalogue of all known publications resulting from research done at CERN during the year.

About the project The two main aims are (i) to produce empirical studies using three main types of source: written (archival, press, literary, diaries, etc.), individual and group interviews, visual records and evidence; (ii) to develop and test a theoretical and methodological approach to the study of relations between place and memory that may be applied in other contexts. The objectives are to provide a much clearer understanding of place and memory in an urban context than has been available hitherto and to disseminate findings through appropriately diverse outputs. All these will be made available as resources to other researchers. Research Imperative and Context: Internationally, memory studies have proliferated in various disciplines over the past 20 years. Relatively few studies, however, have defined their object clearly or made their presuppositions explicit, and this has justifiably made the ‘memory industry’ vulnerable to criticism.

Mapping and Visualising Transnational (Hi)Stories Writing Session On the second day of our workshop we opened our day’s discussion with a round of lightning talks in which participants were invited to comment or pose questions on their mapping and visualisation methodologies as well as to broader theoretical questions related to their use in the study of history. Some participants expanded on points+ Read More How to get through time, money, and institutional constraints One of the questions raised earlier on mentioned the following emerging issue: the DH part of a project should become an integral part of the coherent narrative of the larger work (article, dissertation, PhD thesis, etc.). The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century The long eighteenth century saw widespread exploration and a tremendous increase in the traffic in botanical specimens. The goal of many imperial expeditions was to explore the natural resources of colonies and distant lands in search of potentially profitable plants and products. Plants arrived at major cities on board ships, and were grown in botanical gardens that were often state-funded. The plants were studied and cultivated, especially if they were perceived to have economic or medicinal value. The study of botany was facilitated by herbarium specimens and botanical illustrations, as well as by innovations in taxonomy that simplified the description of plants. This online exhibit was designed to accompany a symposium held at Dumbarton Oaks in October 2013.

CERN Courier digital edition Welcome to CERN Courier digital edition – the magazine for the high-energy-physics community. Jan/Feb 2013Download March 2013Download Apr 2013Download May 2013Download June 2013Download Jul/Aug 2013Download Sep 2013Download Oct 2013Download Nov 2013Download Dec 2013Download Jan/Feb 2014Download Mar 2014Download Apr 2014Download *These PDFs are best viewed on a desktop computer using Acrobat Reader 5 or later. Users viewing them on various mobile or tablet devices may experience limited functionality or lag. Marsh's Library Call for Papers 7–9 September 2016 University College Dublin, Ireland Areas of interest

Time and GIS: Ways of Representing Time on a Map - GIS Lounge The famous geographer Immanuel Kant maintained that geography was the study of knowledge in a location, while history was the study of knowledge in time. Since a map is a stationary object that’s meant to represent a physical location, it’s tempting to think that it wouldn’t allow you to display changes over time the way an animation or a graph would. So, if you have to compare information in a given place and over a period of time at the same time, how can you do it? Spatialtemporal Visualization – Techniques for Representing Time on a Map Jacques le Moyne and La Clef des Champs I'm taking a break to celebrate my twins' 6th birthday, so not much of anything got done today. I did run across another book to add to my 16th century embroidery book obsession though. Most of the modelbuch don't really have more than a page or two of the animals and plants that we so often find in the extant pieces of embroideries. The animals, plants, and other pictorial scenes seem to come from other sources.

Crowdmap las Cruzadas CrowdMapTheCrusades (formerly Crowdsourcing the Crusades @MapFirstCrusade) is a proof-of-concept transcription and mapping project. It will generate and publish maps of the place names mentioned in ‘the Song of the First Crusade’, an Old French text attributed to Baudri of Bourgueil. It will help to establish interdisciplinary collaboration between literary scholars and historians, particularly in areas where the exact locations of places are most difficult to determine with certainty. The project will focus on a version of the poem in a 13th century manuscript, Hatton 77, which is in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It has not yet been edited or transcribed in full.

Bulletin It seems that every year is an important year for CERN, and this year is no exception. The LHC’s first long shutdown (LS1) is, of course, the focus of activities, but 2013 is also an opportunity for us to showcase our facilities to the public, to the media, to decision makers and to our neighbours. I’m aware that the number of visitors coming to CERN is already breaking records, and I’d like to thank everyone for the efforts you are making to accommodate them while the LS1 work is going on

Heritage Lottery funding for IHR’s ‘Layers of London’ project by dannymillum Late 17th century view of London by William Hollar The Institute of Historical Research has been awarded a first-stage pass and development funding of £103,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new interactive online resource tracing London’s history from the Roman period to the present day. The Centre for Metropolitan History, working with the Victoria County History, is leading the development of this resource that will create a multi-layered map of London drawing upon a wide variety of maps and archival materials, currently held in different collections. How To Stop Procrastinating: 4 New Steps Backed By Research I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna. It’s awful and horrible. I hear it causes cancer. I’ll do it when I feel better.

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