Shake-O-Sphere: Mapping and Early Modern Book Trade

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:30pm
Event Location: 
University of Iowa Main Library
Across from Food for Thought Cafe
Iowa City, IA

What can we learn through digital visualization and analysis of the network of printers, authors, books, and booksellers who redefined human knowledge during the Renaissance and Enlightenment? This talk introduces a project that is attempting to mine and visualize metadata on books and printing in pre-1800 England and America. Professor Greteman will discuss the new perspectives the project gives us on both familiar figures like Shakespeare and Milton, as well as less familiar ones like Robert Dodsley, while detailing some practical aids and obstacles for getting a project like this off the ground.