Electronic Enlightenment — letters & lives online

. . . reconnecting the first global social network!

Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”.

A subscription to EE will give you immediate access to 69,415 historical documents. Listen in on the first global social network as 8,438 historical figures discuss everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.

Major EE update Winter 2015–2016

Electronic Enlightenment Scholarly Edition of Correspondence

Now over 69,000 items of edited correspondence! Our latest update adds over 1,500 documents.

Electronic Enlightenment Biographical Dictionary

With over 100 additions and revisions our Biographical Dictionary now has over 8,400 entries!

For an overview of the update please read the latest News-sheet.

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