Mapping the Republic of Letters

Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University | May 25, 2021

Mapping the Republic of Letters explores how the world of scholarship relied on networks of correspondence that stretched across countries and continents; the social networks created by scientific academies; and the physical networks brought about by travel. These networks were the lifelines of learning, from the age of Erasmus to the age of Franklin. They facilitated the dissemination—and the criticism—of ideas, the spread of political news, as well as the circulation of people and objects.

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