Enlightenment Correspondences

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This network aims to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary forum for the many scholars across Oxford working on Enlightenment correspondences to discuss their research; explore methodologies for reading and publishing letters from the long eighteenth century, including digitised correspondence; and draw on Oxford’s many resources for such studies.

We will be holding a series of lunchtime seminars in 2016-2017 on correspondents from philosopher David Hume to fairy-tale writer Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. All are welcome to join us. Please watch this site for further information, and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to present your work in progress to a friendly group of scholars interested in eighteenth-century epistolarity.

Related activities

The Enlightenment Programme at TORCH (http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/enlightenment).

Members' projects

Scholarly journals as networks of knowledge in the age of Enlightenment



What is a letter blog? by Isabel Matthews-Schlinzig



Cultures of Knowledge


Electronic Enlightenment


‘The Literary Correspondences of the Tonsons’, edited by Stephen Bernard, http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198700852.do

‘The Letters of William Godwin’, edited by Pamela Clemit
Volume I: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199562619.do
Volume 2: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199562626.do



Kelsey Rubin-Detlev


Past Events