Publications to be released in November 2018

Two publications to which members of our former “Early Modern Revolts” research group have contributed are due out in November 2018.


No. 14 of the French journal Histoire et civilisation du livre – Revue internationale, published by Librairie Droz, contains articles by Monika Barget, Malte Griesse and David de Boer on the communication and commemoration of revolts in early modern Europe:

Ce dossier fait suite au workshop de Dijon de septembre 2015, qui avait rassemblé une dizaine de chercheurs sur le thème du contrôle de l’information par les rebelles et les autorités en période de révolte. Les interventions avaient montré la pluralité des vecteurs et des supports de transmission, de l’oral à l’écrit, du manuscrit à l’imprimé, et montré l’importance des relations de complémentarité ; certains sont bien structurés comme les routes postales et les gazettes, d’autres, plus informels et liés à des pratiques orales, gestuelles, épistolaires (lettres manuscrites, imprimés, théâtre populaire, chansons, mimodrames, jeux).
L’orientation de la revue commande d’être attentifs aux questions de matérialité (typologie documentaire, place et rôle de l’image, examen des dispositifs typographiques, etc.), de la réception (interventions des lecteurs, problématiques d’accessibilité), et du contrôle (économie de la production et de la diffusion, identification de ses acteurs, rôle des instances de police du livre). Un des fils conducteurs de ce numéro consistera à essayer de saisir les relations de complémentarité entre les différents supports envisagés, qu’ils soient oraux, manuscrits ou imprimés, l’idéal étant de montrer la génétique conduisant à la production des textes, à comprendre plus finement le “making of” de la médiatisation, du laboratoire de la préparation manuscrite aux stratégies d’une publication par l’imprimé.

Prof. Stéphane Haffemayer (Editor)


The volume New Approaches to Religion and the Enlightenment, edited by Brett C. McInelly & Paul E. Kerry, will be available from November 15 and includes “The agreeable contrast” – British caricatures of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.


The Enlightenment, an eighteenth-century philosophical and cultural movement that swept through Western Europe, has often been characterized as a mostly secular phenomenon that ultimately undermined religious authority and belief, and eventually gave way to the secularization of Western society and to modernity. To whatever extent the Enlightenment can be credited with giving birth to modern Western culture, historians in more recent years have aptly demonstrated that the Enlightenment hardly singled the death knell of religion. Not only did religion continue to occupy a central pace in political, social, and private life throughout the eighteenth century, but it shaped the Enlightenment project itself in significant and meaningful ways. The thinkers and philosophers normally associated with the Enlightenment, to be sure, challenged state-sponsored church authority and what they perceived as superstitious forms of belief and practice, but they did not mount a campaign to undermine religion generally. A more productive approach to understanding religion in the age of Enlightenment, then, is to examine the ways the Enlightenment informed religious belief and practice during the period as well as the ways religion influenced the Enlightenment and to do so from a range of disciplinary perspectives, which is the goal of this collection. The chapters document the intersections of religious and Enlightenment ideas in such areas as theology, the natural sciences, politics, the law, art, philosophy, and literature.


Brett C. McInelly (Editor), Paul E. Kerry (Editor)



We would like to thank our editors and academic publishers for their guidance and commitment.


Monika Barget

Studies in history, art history and Catholic theology at Augsburg University (Magistra Artium). 2009-2013 employment in content management, copy-editing, customer service and broadcasting. 2013-2017 doctoral studies at the Centre of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Integration", Konstanz University. 2017-2018 academic project management at the Centre for Digital Humanities, National University of Ireland Maynooth. Since January 2019: postdoctoral researcher at IEG Mainz (Digital Humanities Lab/Digital Historical Research).

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