[Humanist] 26.866 events: French book trade

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Mar 9 08:29:28 CET 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 866.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 17:41:56 +0000
        From: "Dixon, Simon N. (Dr.)" <snd6 at leicester.ac.uk>
        Subject: The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE) database


Dear colleagues,

With apologies for the shorter than usual notice, all are warmly invited to the following meeting of the London Digital Humanities Group where the speaker will be Mark Curran (QMUL). Dr Curran will be pre-circulating his new Historical Journal article to those attending so to confirm your place please email me at snd6 at le.ac.uk<mailto:snd6 at le.ac.uk> and a copy of the paper will be sent by return.

Look forward to seeing you there. Please circulate this notice to other mailing lists and within your departments.

Best wishes,

Simon

London Digital Humanities Group Meeting

19 March 2013

5.15, Room S264, 2nd Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London

'The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE) Database'

Dr Mark Curran (QMUL)

Dr. Curran will give a short introduction to the AHRC funded resource The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe (FBTEE) database (http://chop.leeds.ac.uk/stn/interface), as well as his (pre-circulated) major new /Historical Journal /article 'Beyond the Forbidden Best-Sellers of pre-Revolutionary France'. Retracing Robert Darnton's steps through the famous Neuchâtel archives he will ask whether non-existent books, never sent to atypical booksellers cause revolutions? This brief primer will set up a broader, inclusive, group discussion of a series of DH questions that have issued from, by are from unique to, the FBTEE database project. These may include:

·         The sometimes strained relationship between print and digital outputs in DH projects

·         Trade-offs between scholarly granularity and accessibility

·         'Born digital' resources and their relationship to manuscript sources

·         Future DH pathways in bibliography, bibliometrics and book history

Dr Simon Dixon
Digital Humanities and Special Collections Manager
David Wilson Library
University of Leicester
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Leicester. LE1 7RH

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