This weblog was created by Anna Battigelli (SUNY Plattsburgh) and Eleanor Shevlin (West Chester University of Pennsylvania) to facilitate scholarly discussion of humanities research and digital scholarship in the long eighteenth century. Its original purpose was to foster pre-conference discussion for a panel on digital scholarship at an annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. To that end, it solicited feedback and discussion about online text-bases for the humanities, such as EEBO, ECCO, and the Burney Collection. It has since developed into a forum for discussing the consequences of new digital tools for the humanities, specifically their impact on teaching and research in the field of early modern studies.
Posting is often choral, with several posts active simultaneously. In addition to commenting on posts, readers are invited to recommend links, suggest topics for discussion, and write posts by e-mailing a dot battigelli at att dot net.