This roundtable will consider how digital tools and digital methodologies are shaping eighteenth-century studies. Participants might reflect on the following questions, applied to both students and faculty:
- What sorts of new research and teaching models are emerging in the digital age?
- What drawbacks should scholars and teachers be wary of as we are confronted with these new possibilities?
- How are collaborative, interdisciplinary projects affected by the digital humanities?
- What lessons might we learn for our use of twenty-first-century technologies from eighteenth-century observations about print technology’s influence upon learning, knowledge, and communication?
- Conversely, in what ways does the media culture of the twenty-first century shape our understanding of the eighteenth?