Cultures of Knowledge

Description: 

Begun in 2009, Cultures of Knowledge is a "collaborative, interdisciplinary research project based at the University of Oxford with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation". The aim of this umbrella project is to network the Republic of Letters between 1550-1750. Cultures of Knowledge asserts that "correspondence was the information superhighway of the early modern world. Between 1550 and 1750, regular exchanges of letters encouraged the formation of virtual communities of people with shared interests in various kinds of knowledge which stretched across the globe". Cultures of Knowledge is affiliated with the Early Modern Letters Online project.

Director(s): 
Howard Hotson
Contact: 
cofk@humanities.ox.ac.uk
period: 
1550-1750
geographical region: 
Europe
funding bodies: 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Platforms: 
Wordpress
Affiliation(s): 
University of Oxford
Location: 
United Kingdom
API: 
Content Area: 
Databases
Content area notes: 
Cultures of Knowledge is the umbrella site for database projects such as the Bodleian Card Catalogue. CoK presents a list of links to its affiliated sites.