Invited Talks

  • “Discours critique, discours philosophique, discours disciplinaire: L’Encyclopédie entre le Dictionnaire historique et critique de Bayle et l’Encyclopédie méthodique de Panckoucke”, with Robert Morrissey. Colloque: “Les phénomènes énonciatifs dans le discours encyclopédique : approche linguistique, littéraire et philosophique”, Université de Neuchâtel, November 2016.
  • “Early Modern Information Overload: Making Sense of Big Data in the Humanities”. Distinguished Lecture Series in Digital Humanities, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, January 2016.
  • “Le devoir de tout lire”, with Robert Morrissey. Conference: Vers une littérature mondiale à l’heure du numérique, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France, October 2015.
  • “Commonplaces and Cultural Transmission: Literary ‘Translation’ in the 18th Century”. Conference: Vers une littérature mondiale à l’heure du numérique, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France, Octboer 2015.
  • “Émilie du Châtelet, une encyclopédiste inconnue”. Émilie Du Châtelet: Philosopher & Encyclopédist, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May 2015.
  • “From Literary Corpus to Literary Culture: Sequence Alignment as a Method for Exploring 18th-Century Commonplace Practices”. Symposium: Beyond Authorship, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, June 2014.
  • “Distant Readings: Data Mining Approaches to the French Enlightenment”. Digital Humanities Research Group, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, May 2014.
  • “How to Not Read and Why: The Promises and Perils of Literary Scholarship at Scale”. Humanities Research Centre Seminar, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, May 2014.
  • “Numériser la collection Baudouin: PhiloLogic et l’expérience ARTFL”, with Robert Morrissey, Mark Olsen, and Tim Allen. Conference: La Loi en Révolution 1789-1795: Fonder l’ordre et établir la norme. Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, September 2013.
  • “Untangling the Social Network of the Eighteenth Century: Epistolary Intertextuality in the Age of Enlightenment”. Early Modern French Seminar, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May 2013.
  • “Exploring Enlightenment: Text Mining the 18th-Century Republic of Letters”. UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London, London, UK, April 2013. (html)
  • “Qu’est-ce que c’est que les Questions sur l’Encyclopédie de Voltaire? Leur lien avec l’Encyclopédie“, with Nicholas Cronk. Colloquium: L’édition électronique de l’Encyclopédie : nouveaux accès, nouveaux usages, nouvelles recherches. Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France, April 2013.
  • “The Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters: From Encyclopédie to Electronic Enlightenment“. Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment Workshop, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, February 2013.
  • “Exploring Enlightenment: Text Mining and Intertextuality in the 18th-century Republic of Letters”. Digital Humanities Lab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2012.
  • “Exploring the Eighteenth-Century Digital Archive”. President’s Seminar, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, October 2012.
  • “Prendre le tournant numérique: l’expérience de l’ARTFL”, with Robert Morrissey. Medicine, Literature, and the Web. World Knowledge Dialogue Workshop, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, October 2012.
  • “‘Que ce ne soit point un labyrinthe tourtueux:’ L’édition numérique de l’Encyclopédie“. Congrès de l’Association des franco-romanistes allemands (AFRA). Atelier: Révolution des médias, évolution des études de lettres? Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, September 2012.
  • “Electronic Enlightenment: The Challenges of Online Correspondence Collections”, with Nicholas Cronk. Colloquium: Online Editions: Problems and New Perspectives. Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland, May 2012.
  • “Text Mining Electronic Enlightenment: Influence and Intertextuality in the 18th-century Republic of Letters”. Seminar: Cultures of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May 2012. (slides) (podcast)
  • “Quelques sources de l’Encyclopédie revues à la lumière de nouvelles techniques informatiques”, with Robert Morrissey. Séminaire: La Manufacture Encyclopédique, Société Diderot, Paris, France, May 2012.
  • “Networks and Communities in 18th-century Correspondence Collections”. Digital Communities: Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Workshop on the Digital Humanities. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, December 2011.
  • “Electronic Enlightenment?” Books Beyond Boundaries: A Symposium at Trinity College, Cambridge. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, November 2011.
  • “Using PhiloLogic to Re-Edit and Analyze Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie“. Center for Disciplinary Innovation Colloquium: Disciplines and Technologies. Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 2011.
  • “Beyond Word Search: Navigating the Digital Encyclopédie”. Conference: Translating the Encyclopédie in the Global 18th Century. New York University, New York, NY, March 2011.
  • “New Approaches to the Digital Encyclopédie”. Colloquium on the Digital Encyclopédie. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 2010.
  • “Le Triomphe de l’histoire littéraire et l’Affaire Dreyfus”.  Seminar: Vie intellectuelle et vie littéraire en France 1900-1930. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 2009.
  • “Charles Péguy and the Politics of Modern Intellectualism”. Interdisciplinary Workshop on Modern France, University of Chicago, Chicago IL, May 2009.
  • “Sources of Enlightenment: Digital Intertextuality and the Encyclopédie“. Colloquium: Encyclopedias and Encyclopedisms. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 2009.
  • “Data Mining the Digital Encyclopédie”, with Robert Voyer. Colloquium: Knowledge in the Age of Enlightenment: Producing the Encyclopédie. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, May 2007.

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