Free Access to the ‘Electronic Enlightenment’ til the End of June

Posted in Calls for Papers, resources by Editor on June 1, 2011

Various announcements from Robert McNamee, Director of the Electronic Enlightenment Project:

Try Electronic Enlightenment Free Till the End of June

Electronic Enlightenment is being offered on a free trial till the end of June. Access this growing correspondence network, with over 7,100 distinct correspondents and nearly 60,000 letters. Simply go to www.e-enlightenment.com and login with:
Username: ee2011
Password: enlightenment

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EE Colloquium — Epistolary Quarrels: Matter and Manner
Oxford, 19 November 2011

Proposals due by 9 September 2011

I will not deprecate you with regard to our Quarrel, for if any thing escaped me (as you pretend) that seemed strong, that is, that hurt you a little, I am not conscious of any such meaning, & you would not have me apologize for mere words, or an ill-contrived expreſsion.
— Thomas Gray to Edward Bedingfield (10 August 1757)

The colloquium is intended to provide a forum for both academics and graduate students exploring correspondence in the early modern period. The papers given by academics will be 40 minutes; those given by graduate students will be 20 minutes. Conference papers can be in English or French. A selection of papers will be published electronically in the Electronic Enlightenment Project’s Letterbook. Please send us your proposals (max 250 words) by Friday 9 September 2011: eecolloquium@e-enlightenment.info

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Write a Lesson Plan and Win a Book from Oxford University Press

Submit a lesson plan to onlinemarketing@oup.com on a subject of your choosing, and if chosen you will win £40 worth of books from OUP’s catalogue of outstanding print publications. To see our current selection of lesson plans, go to www.e-enlightenment.com/classroom/

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The latest review of EE in The Charleston Advisor:

Jennifer Dekker, The Charleston Advisor 12.4 (April 2011): 28-31.

Electronic Enlightenment is a new-generation digital collection offered by the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. It not only functions as a repository and access point for valuable correspondence and related documentation on the eighteenth century, but it is also an interactive community project continually building new resources into its database and encouraging external users to participate in its evolution. For example, readers are invited to correct information in the EE resource base and are even welcome to add letters that have not yet been included. This level of interaction is not often seen in commercial tools, but because EE is facilitated, hosted, and marketed by a major research library in collaboration with an established group of eighteenth century scholars, this database is more innovative and flexible than a typical commercial product. 4.750/5 stars.

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