In the meantime, though, I thought I’d post on a few things that have come to my notice that are too good to keep to myself.
- EMOB and Mercurius Politicus have both noted the arrival of EEBO Interactions, a site that combines some of the best qualities of scholarly blogging and social networking. This is an important step forward, because what it promises is a way to match the digital and technological resources represented by EEBO (and ECCO, too) with the human resources of an entire scholarly community. This could begin a collective process of refining resources like EEBO so that they become much more than a vendor’s product. (I think this is exactly the direction ECCO needs to go, as well) But it won’t work unless scholars begin to take notice and contribute. So please take a look.
- There’s a fabulous new blog called La pensee des lumieres: Enlightenment Thinking, which calls itself “a portal to the French Enlightenment.” There you’ll find some great primary and secondary sources on all the usual suspects.
- George Williams’ EighteenthCentury.org is up and running, with some informative digital humanities and ASECS posts.
- A very entertaining history blog called Georgian London, which is profusely illustrated.
Hope everyone is moving toward the end of their semester in a satisfying way.