Electronic Enlightenment — letters & lives online
. . . reconnecting the first global social network!
Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”.
A subscription to EE will give you immediate access to 60,647 historical documents. Listen in on the first global social network as 7,476 historical figures discuss everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.
Major EE update October 2012
Our 2012 update adds significantly to this great collection: some 1,200 documents, over 240 new people, and an expanded project area.
For an overview of the update please read the latest News-sheet.