The STN database went live on 25 June 2012 in both its online and downloadable forms. The online version was accompanied by full instructional materials both text and video.
Podcasts and conference papers
A variety of podcasts of conference papers and public lectures by Simon Burrows, Mark Curran and Vincent Hiribarren are available via the Seminars and Conferences section of this website. This section also offers a full list of papers and presentations by project participants.
- Simon Burrows, ‘In Search of Enlightenment: from Mapping Books to Cultural History‘, Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies special issue The Early Modern and the Digital, 13 (4), (Fall 2013), 3-28.
- Simon Burrows, ‘French Banned Books in International Perspective, 1770-1789’ in Experiencing the French Revolution, edited by David Andress, (Oxford: SVEC 2013:5), pp. 19-45.
- Simon Burrows, ‘Response‘ [to Robert Darnton’s Review of the French Book Trade database].
- Simon Burrows, ‘In Search of Enlightenment: from Mapping Books to Cultural History’, Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies special issue The Early Modern and the Digital, 13 (4), (Fall 2013), 3-28.
- Simon Burrows and Mark Curran ‘How Swiss was the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel? A Digital Case Study of French Book Trade Networks‘, (invited paper) Journal of Digital Humanities, I, 3 (Summer 2012), pp. 56-65 (published 4 October 2012).
- Simon Burrows and Mark Curran, ‘The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe Project and the STN Database‘ (invited paper) in Journal of Digital Humanities, vol. I, no. 3 (Summer 2012, published 4 October 2012), pp. 52-55.
- Mark Curran, ‘Beyond the Forbidden Best-Sellers of pre-Revolutionary France’, The Historical Journal, 56 (1), (March 2013), 89-112.
- Mark Curran, ‘”Mettons toujours Londres”: enlightened Christianity and the public in pre-revolutionary francophone Europe’, French History 24 (2010), 40-59.
- Mark Curran, ‘The Société typographique de Neuchâtel and networks of trade and translation in eighteenth-century francophone Europe’ in Ann Thomson, Simon Burrows and Edmond Dziembowski, eds, Cultural Transfers: France and Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010), pp. 257-67.
- Seaward, Louise, ‘Censorship through Cooperation: The Société typographique de Neuchâtel (STN) and the French Government, 1769-1789’, French History 2013; doi: 10.1093/fh/crt086
Work in progress
- Mark Curran, Selling Enlightenment, single-authored monograph, currently in preparation for Continuum press, to be published in 2014 or early 2015. This book is his principal output from the ‘French Book Trade’ project. The product of four years of archival research, it radically revaluates the eighteenth-century European book trade in the light of the STNs sales figures, which are revealed for the first time (ISBN: 9781441178909).
- Simon Burrows, Enlightenment Best-Sellers, single authored monograph currently in preparation for Continuum for publication in 2014 or early 2015, and his principal output from the French book trade project. Building on Mark Curran’s volume, this book offers a reconsideration of the print culture of the late enlightenment based on the sales figures of the STN. Like the first volume, it also discusses the ways in which digital humanities methods have been used in the French book trade project to reopen old questions, often with intriguing results.