Cambridge: Plan from Cantabrigia Depicta

Thomas Gray Archive: Now Searchable Through 18thConnect is thrilled to announce that the Thomas Gray Archive is now fully searchable and accessible through This remarkable project offers a peer-reviewed digital archive and a constantly improving research project devoted to the eighteenth-century poet, letter-writer, and scholar. Thomas Gray (1716-1771) was an author of lyric and dramatic poems, humor, satire, works of […]

September Roundup! Needlework and Fashion in the 18th Century

This month’s roundup features primary sources related to fiber arts and clothing manufacture in the 18th century. From sourcing the materials for fabric dyeing and weaving to the purchase and upkeep of the finished product, textile production and circulation provides a fascinating point of entry to 18th-century studies. These works give a closer look at […]

June’s Featured Collection: Romantic Circles’s featured collection is Romantic Circles, a refereed scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture provided by the University of Maryland. They currently serve approximately 3.5 million pages to viewers across the globe and have been consistently recognized over the years for their service to education in the humanities. Content from […]

An Island in the Moon, a Satire by William Blake (1784) adapted for the stage by Joseph Viscomi

May Roundup: Pandemic Resource Sampler

For this month’s roundup, is providing a sampler of materials for educators, students, and scholars. In non-fiction accounts, political and pedagogical documents, artifacts of visual culture, and more, the authors and artists collected here represent a variety of historical and contemporary voices from and about pandemics and epidemics of the 18th century. The documents […]

Copper Engravings Musaeum Hermeticum Reformatum Amplificatum Frankfurt 1678

March Featured Collection: The Chymistry of Isaac Newton

18thConnect is pleased to introduce March’s featured collection: The Chymistry of Isaac Newton, provided by Indiana University at Bloomington. The site boasts an impressive variety of information and resources, including scans and transcriptions of Newton’s original manuscripts, a glossary of alchemical terms, and a multimedia lab. The site provides over fifty entries for Newton’s hand-written […]


March Roundup: The Works of Isaac Newton

The images in this gallery celebrate the work of Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and author. Newton’s most notable contributions to his fields include his theorization of the laws of motion and gravity, his observation that white light is made up of the colors of the visible spectrum, and his development of calculus. Less […]

Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive: Now on 18th Connect

Please join us in welcoming the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive (ECPA) to the 18th Connect collection! ECPA provides an open-access digital archive of high-quality primary and secondary sources. Their full-text collection is edited and annotated as a collaborative effort, with a large network of editors, scholars, and students dedicated to collaborating and sharing texts. ECPA also […]

January Roundup: Happy Birthday Mozart!

The images in this gallery celebrate the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose 264th birthday occurs on January 27th. Mozart began composing from the age of 5 and composed over 600 works throughout the course of his short life. His work is considered archetypical of the Classical style, spanning many genres including symphony, opera, solo […]

18th Connect Was at Behn/ Burney 2019!

In November of 2019, the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts hosted the biennial joint meeting of the Aphra Behn and Frances Burney Societies. The theme of the conference was “Public Good(s),” and scholars presented a wide range of conferences and workshops that engaged with the questions surrounding public engagement and advocacy, both historically and […]

July 2019: 18th Connect at ISECS!

In July of 2019, The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies hosted the ISECS International Congress on the Enlightenment at the University of Edinburgh. The theme of the congress was “Enlightenment Identities,” and ISECS welcomed a wide range of submissions on the topic. We are pleased to announce that 18th Connect was represented at this conference! […]