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DIGITal ENcyclopedia of European Sociability

Objective

The Digital Encyclopaedia of European Sociability (DIGITENS) project will produce the first open-access digital encyclopaedia and anthology of sociability in Europe throughout the long-eighteenth century. The purpose of the DIGITENS project is to build an original framework for understanding the interactions, tensions, limits and paradoxes underlying European models of sociability and to reflect on the following question: Can the emergence and formation of European models of sociability be traced throughout the long eighteenth century (1650-1850)? Drawing upon the expertise of international members from different disciplines and national traditions, the project will create a toplevel interdisciplinary network and facilitate intersectoral communication between its academic and non-academic partners.
The nine international universities will work together with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Musée Cognacq-Jay in France, and The National Archives in Great Britain, allowing members to explore how understandings of sociability might be enhanced through dialogue, international collaboration, and digital technology, developing a broader contextualisation of the research into European sociability. As the first digital encyclopaedia of its kind, the expected impact of the resource will not only benefit researchers, but anyone interested in the history of European models of sociability.
The project is not, however, of purely historical or academic interest. Through the implementation of outreach events, workshops and the production of the accessible digital platforms, the DIGITENS team will promote a wide investigation of the value of eighteenth century principles in twenty-first-century private and public lives throughout Europe. The interdisciplinary and international aspects of the DIGITENS project, and coherent methodology, are innovative, and the scope broad and ambitious.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/media and communications/library science/archives

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 55 200

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE PARIS 13
France
EU contribution
€ 55 200
Address
Avenue Jean-baptiste Clement 99
93430 Villetaneuse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 46 000
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 32 200
Address
Quai Francois Mauriac 11
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARIS MUSEES
France
EU contribution
€ 4 600
Address
27 Rue Des Petites Ecuries
75010 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 400
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 13 800
Address
The National Archives Ruskin Avenue
TW9 4DU Richmond Surrey
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIWERSYTET KAZIMIERZA WIELKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Ul Chodkiewicza 30
85 064 Bydgoszcz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET GREIFSWALD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 200
Address
Domstrasse 11
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 600
Address
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (2)

ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
845 Sherbrooke Street West
H3A0G4 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL*UQAM
Canada
Address
Centre Ville Station
H3C 3P8 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments