Electronic Enlightenment colloquium on the sociology of the letter

2010Enlightenment correspondence: letter-writing and reading in the 18th century,
exploring the links between correspondence and publishing in the Enlightenment.


Papers are now available online!


Declaiming one's thesis

Declaiming one's thesis . . .

The 2010 colloquium provided a forum for both academics and graduate students exploring different aspects of both correspondence about publishing (letters to and from authors, editors, copy-editors, proof-readers, printers, binders, booksellers, censors, reviewers, &c.) and the publication of correspondence itself (ancient, medieval, contemporary, translations, fictional, satirical, &c.) in the early modern period.

We publish papers presented at the colloquium in The Letterbook.

We would like to thank all those who participated in the colloquium and we look forward to welcoming you to our next colloquium.

— Dr Robert V. McNamee
Director, Electronic Enlightenment Project
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

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