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Mapping the Republic of Letters

The Republic of Letters was a loose knit and dynamic long-distance intellectual network that blossomed in the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and the United States. Through the use of hand written correspondence, some of the greatest thinkers of England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States stayed informed about the ideas that were shaping their worlds. Mapping the Republic of Letters,...
The Super-Enlightenment

During the Enlightenment, John Locke, Rene Descartes, Immanuel Kant, and numerous others wrote some of the most influential philosophical texts. This same time period, according to the authors of this digital collection from the Stanford University Libraries, "also witnessed a surprising fascination with ancient mythologies, alchemy, divine arcana, and secret societies." Created by Dan Edelstein...