Presentations

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, October 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.

Papers & Presentations

  • “A Sheep in Wolff’s Clothing: Émilie du Châtelet among the encyclopédistes”. George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, Western Sydney University, July 2016.
  • “Digging into ECCO: Identifying Commonplaces and other Forms of Text Reuse at Scale”, with Clovis Gladstone and Robert Morrissey. Digital Humanities 2016, Kraków, Poland, July 2016.
  • “The Complexity of Commonplaces: Digging into Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)”, with Clovis Gladstone and Robert Morrissey. Digital Humanities Australasia 2016, University of Tasmania, June 2016.
  • “Early Modern Information Overload: Commonplaces and Compilations in Eighteenth Century Collections Online”, with Clovis Gladstone, Robert Morrissey, and Mark Olsen. Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, November 2015.
  • De L’Encyclopédie de Diderot et d’Alembert à l’Encyclopédie Méthodique : vers une édition numérique”, with Robert Morrissey. 14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 2015.
  • “Visualizing Text Alignments: Image Processing Techniques for Locating 18th-Century Commonplaces”, with Alfie Abdul-Rahman, Clovis Gladstone, Mark Olsen, Robert Morrissey, and Min Chen. Digital Humanities 2015, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, June 2015.
  • “Reading Algorithms: Critical Approaches to the Computational Mediation of Humanities Resources”, with Mark Olsen. Joint CSDH/SCHN & ACH Digital Humanities Conference 2015, University of Ottawa, Canada, June 2015
  • “Discourses and Disciplines in the Enlightenment: Topic Modeling the French Encyclopédie”, with Clovis Gladstone and Robert Morrissey. Digital Humanities 2014, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2014.
  • “Navigating the 18th-Century Republic of Letters: Sequence Alignment as a Method for Scalable Reading in Large Text Corpora”, Digital Humanities Australasia 2014, University of Western Australia, March 2014. (slides)
  • “Close, Distant, and Scalable Reading”, with Martine Wynne. Digital Humanities Summer School. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, July 2013. (slides)
  • “Sequence Alignment Applications: from Bio-informatics to Literary Studies”. Digital Research: Crossing over Disciplines. Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, June 2013.
  • “Intertextuality and Influence in the Age of Enlightenment: Sequence Alignment Applications for Humanities Research”. Digital Humanities 2012, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, July 2012. (abstract) (video)
  • “Digital Humanities & the Case of Novel Reading”. Writing Literary History Workshop. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, July 2012.
  • “The Dangers and Delights of Data Mining”. Digital Humanities Summer School. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, July 2012. (slides)
  • “Dangerous Quotations: Citation Strategies in the Encyclopédie“. 20th Annual Society for History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, June 2012.
  • “Présentation de la correspondance de J.-J. Rousseau dans Electronic Enlightenment”. Seminar: Rousseau et les querelles de son temps. Maison Française d’Oxford – University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, June 2012.
  • “Data Mining Applications for Literary Research”, Lunchtime Briefings on the Digital Humanities, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May 2012.
  • “Names and Games in Voltaire’s Correspondence”, with Nicholas Cronk. Conference: Naming, Re-naming, Un-naming in Early Modern and Enlightenment Culture. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, November 2011.
  • “From Machine de Guerre to Machine Learning: Data Mining the Digital Encyclopédie”. International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) Congress, Graz, Austria, July 2011.
  • “The Dangers and Delights of Data Mining: A Critical Approach to Machine Learning in the Humanities”. Session: “Digging into Data: Computational Methods of Literary Research.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011.
  • “The Dictionary in Print and in the Cloud”. Roundtable participant. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011.
  • “Encyclopedic Intertextuality: Identifying Intertextual Relationships in the Encyclopédie using Sequence Alignment”. Conference: Knowledge Production, Technology, and Cultural Change: The Digital Encyclopédie. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 2009.
  • “Exploring Enlightenment: Machine Learning and Text Mining in the Encyclopédie” with Robert Voyer. Conference: The Encyclopédie of Diderot and d’Alembert: A Project for Enlightenment. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2008.
  • “The Ontology of the Encyclopédie: Knowledge Classification and Text Mining the French Enlightenment”, with Robert Voyer. Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, Chicago, IL, December 2007.
  • “Mining Eighteenth Century Ontologies: Machine Learning and Knowledge Classification in the Encyclopédie“, with Russell Horton, Robert Morrissey, Mark Olsen, and Robert Voyer. Digital Humanities 2007, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, June 2007.

Co-authored papers

  • “PAIR: Pairwise Alignment for Intertextual Relations”, with Russell Horton and Mark Olsen. Annual Meeting of the Society for Digital Humanities – Société pour l’étude des medias interactifs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, May 2009.
  • “Deconstructing Machine Learning: A Challenge for Digital Humanities”, with Charles Cooney, Russell Horton, Mark Olsen, and Robert Voyer. Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, Finland, June 2008.
  • “Re-engineering the Tree of Knowledge: Vector Space Analysis and Centroid-based Clustering in the Encyclopédie”, with Charles Cooney, Russell Horton, Robert Morrissey, Mark Olsen, and Robert Voyer. Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, Finland, June 2008.
  • “Hidden Roads and Twisted Paths: Intertextual Discovery using Clusters, Classifications, and Similarities”, with Charles Cooney, Russell Horton, Mark Olsen, and Robert Voyer. Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, Finland, June 2008.
  • “Feature Creep: Evaluating Feature Sets for Text Mining Literary Corpora”, with Charles Cooney, Russell Horton, Mark Olsen, and Robert Voyer. Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, Finland, June 2008.
  • “PhiloMine: An Integrated Environment for Humanities Text Mining”, with Charles Cooney, Russell Horton, Mark Olsen, and Robert Voyer. Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, Finland, June 2008.
  • “Extending PhiloLogic”, with Charles Cooney, Russell Horton, Mark Olsen, and Robert Voyer. Digital Humanities 2007, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, June 2007.

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