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DIGITENS: Sociability in the long Eighteenth Century

About the Project

The European Commission has given significant financial support for DIGITENS, the flagship project of an international collaboration on sociability in the long Eighteenth Century. Funding comes from the H2020 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCAS-RISE-2018) programme, and the project is led by the University of Western Brittany, Brest. Several EMECC members, including Prof. Mark Knights, Dr Charles Walton, Prof. Giorgio Riello, Prof. Beat Kumin and Prof. Mark Philp will be involved in collaborative work with partners across Europe. DIGITENS brings together historians, literary scholars, philosophers, linguists and scientists from eleven institutions across Europe and Canada to develop research on British sociability and examine the circulation of models of sociability in Europe and its colonial empires. The project will generate a digital encyclopedia of sociability for the period from 1650 to 1850, and will include a range of conferences, events and collaborations with museums and archives.

Further details can be found at http://www.digitens.orgLink opens in a new window

Sociability and Politicization

From 2022-2025, Dr Charles Walton (Warwick), Dr Naomi Pullin (Warwick) and Prof. Kimberley Page-Jones (University Brest) will be coordinating a new scientific strand on Sociability and Politicization. This will encompass holding a series of reading groups, conferences, symposia and networking events to bring members of the network together whose research interests fall within this theme. Politicization will encompass definitions of civil society and forms of political expression; spaces of politicization; and women's involvement in sociable practice and political engagement.