TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network inaugural meeting

The new TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network will be holding its first meeting on Monday, 24 February (Sixth Week), from 12.30 to 2 pm, at Ertegun House (37A St. Giles’). This network aims to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary forum for the many students and scholars across Oxford working on Enlightenment correspondences to discuss their research; explore methodologies for reading and publishing letters from the long eighteenth century, including digitised correspondence; and draw on Oxford’s many resources for such studies. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/enlightenmentcorr.

At our first meeting, in addition to getting acquainted and discussing the network’s aims and future plans, we will be hearing about current epistolary work by members Pamela Clemit, Isabel Matthews-Schlinzig, Andrew Kahn, and Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, and discussing some recent surveys of work on Enlightenment letters.

If you would like to join in, please RSVP as soon as possible to enlightenmentcorr@gmail.com so that we can send you copies of the readings and get a sense of numbers for the free sandwich lunch to be provided at the meeting.

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