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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! […]

ASECS 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop: Liberate the Text

Come to the Liberate the Text ASECS Pre-Conference Workshop, beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 18, at the Westin Bonaventura, the San Fernando Room. The workshop agenda is available here: http://idhmc.tamu.edu/asecs/2015-workshop-agenda/ If you can’t make it to the whole day, do stop by to see Danielle Spratt and Tonya Howe show us how to teach […]

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From 18thConnect to TAPAS: My Digital Editing Journey

Philadelphia’s yellow fever epidemic of 1793 tested the civic and religious leaders of a city trying out its role as forerunner of liberty in the new Republic. Striving printer and publisher Mathew Carey became the self-appointed narrator of the epidemic, reporting what he witnessed, remediating anecdotes, and including lists of the recently deceased in his […]

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Good News Proceeds from “Bugs”

Greetings and Salutations! Due to some changes in our infrastructure, we’ve had a few glitches here and there over the past week.  Thank you for the error emails!  We are working on the problem, and hope to have it fixed soon. The good news is that the server and infrastructure for the TypeWright application is […]

TCP and Gale Cengage release 2,200 ECCO Texts to the public

Gale Cengage and the ECCO Text Creation Partnership have agreed to release 2,231 eighteenth-century texts to anyone who wishes to have them.  You can search through those 18thCentury texts here at 18thConnect.org by word or phrase: go to the search page, select “ECCO” under “Other Digital Collections” as one of your search facets (by clicking […]

Gale and 18thConnect Partner to Improve Access to Eighteenth Century Documents

[18thConnect’s work with Gale/Cengage has been publicized by a press release, copied in this message. Users of 18thConnect already have access to citations from Gale’s ECCO catalog here.] Farmington Hills, Mich., Nov. 4, 2010 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and 18thConnect, a scholarly organization dedicated to forging links between eighteenth-century archives and today’s digital […]

18thConnect and Zotero

Over a the NINES blog, a new feature of Collex (the software that powers both NINES and 18thConnect) has been unveiled: Zotero-friendly metadata is now served up for each object in the shared index. If you are a Firefox user and you’ve installed Zotero as a plug-in, a little folder icon will appear in the […]

New resource: The Old Bailey Online

18thConnect and NINES are happy to announce our newest resource: The Old Bailey Online, a fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court. In all, The Old Bailey Online brings more than 104,000 full-text objects into […]

New journal: The Digital Defoe

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 […]