Presentations

Invited talks

  • “Les lecteurs et la lecture à l’heure de la révolution numérique”. Histoire de l’écrit: lecture, lecteurs et lectrices, Paris, Sorbonne Université, December 2018.
  • “Claudel à partir du numérique ? ”. Colloque international: Paul Claudel résolument contemporain, Paris, Sorbonne Université, Septembre 2018.
  • “Digital Voltaire: de l’édition critique à l’édition numérique”. (Ré-)éditer Voltaire, Univeristé de Berne, Berne, March 2018.
  • “Effets d’optique textuelle à grande echelle: Les champs du réemplois”. Colloque de Cerisy: “Des humanités numériques littéraires?”, Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, June 2017.
  • “Digitizing Raynal”, with Robert Morrissey. Digitizing Enlightenment II, Radboud University, Netherlands, June 2017.
  • “Péguy et l’écriture de la gloire”. Conference: “La Gloire littéraire”, Université Paris-Sorbonne, University of Chicago Center in Paris, Institut d’études avancées, Paris, June 2017.
  • “Early Modern Text Technologies: Identifying Commonplace Practices in ECCO”. Digital Humanities Abu Dhabi – DHAD, New York University Abu Dhabi, April 2017.
  • Invited speaker (with Robert Morrissey), “Navigating the Sea of Information”. Paris Harper Lecture, University of Chicago Paris, March 2017.
  • “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

  • “Modelling Eighteenth-Century Epistolarity: Unsupervised Classification of the Voltaire Correspondence”, with Clovis Gladstone. Digital Humanities Congress, University of Sheffield, September 2018.
  • “Encyclopaedic Discourses Revisited: Integrating Topic Models in the 18th Century”, with Clovis Gladstone. DH Benelux 2018, Amsterdam, June 2018.
  • “Les syntagmes prépositionnels à l’initiale de phrase dans L’Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Une étude sur corpus instrumenté”, ith Denis Vigier, Robert Morrissey and Clovis Gladstone. Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches to Text Structuring (LPTS) 2018, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, January 2018.
  • “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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