By Dana Wheeles on June 21, 2011
This beautiful map of Haiti and surrounding islands was created by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1754. Many other amazing charts, maps and other documents have been digitized by the University of Florida Library and shared in the Digital Library of the Caribbean, searchable here in 18thConnect.
By Dana Wheeles on March 14, 2011
This watercolor vignette is part of an album digitized by the New York Public Library, originally created by a woman named Anne Wagner. Called Memorials of Friendship, this album spans the years 1795-1834, and contains a treasure trove of Wagner’s paintings, collages, poetry and letters. Click here to browse the whole album in 18thConnect. The […]
By Dana Wheeles on March 9, 2011
The state tinkers, by James Gillray (1780) Access to 18thConnect will be intermittent between the hours of 5p.m. and midnight (EST) tonight, March 9, in order for us to complete some upgrades and refinements to the site. Please bear with us as we work to make 18thConnect faster and easier to use!
By Dana Wheeles on March 8, 2011
Thanks to our collaboration with Adam Matthew Digital, 18thConnect now provides full-text searches for the Eighteenth Century Journals Portal. This archive includes periodicals from the 1680s to the 1810s, and is made up of collections from the Bodleian Library at Oxford, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Chetham’s Library in Manchester and the Brotherton Library […]
By Dana Wheeles on January 3, 2011
Happy New Year from all of us at 18thConnect!
By Dana Wheeles on September 9, 2010
Thanks to the newly-added resource, British Cartoon Prints, from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, a keyword search for “Napoleon” yields some interesting results in 18thConnect. Over a hundred objects are available from six different archives, 118 of which are open-access. Click here to browse the set in 18thConnect.
By Dana Wheeles on June 15, 2010
A new digital journal is available out of Illinois State, the Digital Defoe. “Digital Defoe takes its cue from Defoe and invites a range of genres. While the journal includes traditional academic articles, it also publishes reflective personal essays, which rarely find a place in peer-reviewed scholarship, as well as new types of digital scholarship […]