April 2 – 3, 2010

University of Virginia

Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections Library

Friday, April 2:

9:30 – 11:30

Byrd Seminar Room (3rd Floor)

Lighting the Labyrinth:- This panel will discuss the current state of the ARTFL Encyclopédie as well as detail several new research and development efforts that explore the Digital Encyclopédie using various machine learning and text mining techniques.

Chair: Bethany Nowviskie (UVa Digital Humanities)

Robert Morrissey, ARTFL/University of Chicago

Mark Olsen, ARTFL/University of Chicago

Clovis Gladstone, ARTFL/University of Chicago

Glenn Roe, ARTFL/University of Chicago

11:30 – noon

Informal tutorial on how to use the ARTFL database


Auditorium (1st Floor)

Keynote Address: ROGER CHARTIER, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

“Censorship of the Encyclopédie: Diderot, Malesherbes and Le Breton”

2:30 – 4:00

The Encyclopédie across time and space, Part 1

Chair: Bradley Pasanek, UVa English

Chad Wellmon, UVa German: “Organizing Enlightenment.”

Daniel Brewer, University of Minnesota French: “L’Encyclopédie and Cultural Transfer.”

Lucien Nouis, NYU French: The Encyclopédie and the Proper Name.”

Siva Vaidhyanathan, UVa Media Studies: “The Googlization of Knowledge.”

4:30 – 6:00

Round table: Things you can do with the Encyclopédie

In this panel, we will discuss how we use the Encyclopédie in the classroom and in the decorative arts.

Chair: Jennifer Tsien, UVa French

Jay Gaynor, Colonial Williamsburg

Bonnie Gordon, UVa Music

J.B. Shank, University of Minnesota History

Saturday, April 3:

Byrd Seminar Room (3rd Floor)

10:30 – noon

The Encyclopédie across time and space, Part 2

Chair: Sophia Rosenfeld, UVa History

Martine Groult, CNRS: “Espace et temporalité de l’Encyclopédie: le Journal encyclopédique et l’esprit philosophique”

Pierre Caye, CNRS: “Universalité spatiale, universalité temporelle dans la définition de l’encyclopédie”

Jennifer Tamas, Stanford French, “La déclaration, un mot en mutation au 18e siècle: dépasser et réinventer les sens donnés par l‘Encyclopédie

noon — 1:00

Student workshop