Rethinking the Republic of Letters – Annual Conference in Warsaw

Rethinking the Republic of Letters – Annual Conference in Warsaw

The Annual Conference of the COST Action IS 1310 “Reassembling the Republic of Letters” took place at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw, Poland from 11 to 15 June 2016.

Having previously explored scholarly work from the perspective of shared technical standards, the Warsaw conference pursued the opposite path: digital functionality was discussed from the perspective of current scholarly strands about the Republic of Letters.

Following the structural logic of the Action’s six working groups, the themes addressed included intellectual geography; the social history of knowledge and network analysis; topic modelling and conceptual history; descriptive techniques and the material turn; visualization and the visual turn.

A small selection of slides from the presentations may be viewed in the gallery/slideshow above. The full programme of the conference is available online (PDF). Audio podcasts and access to the the presentations will be added in the coming weeks.