Vienna, 20 April 2016

ACDH Lecture 2.2

Looking for Revolution in the Data Pool: Some Observations from CESTA at Stanford.

Keith Baker
Stanford University, USA

Looking for Revolution in the Data Pool: Some Observations from CESTA at Stanford

Synopsis: Professor Baker discussed two projects. ‘Writing Rights’, on which he is engaged at Stanford University in collaboration with Dan Edelstein (Professor of French) and specialists in academic technology and design from Stanford and Sydney, Australia, seeks to use techniques of textual analysis and visualization to understand the process by which the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was drafted in 1789. ‘Revolutionizing Revolution’, his contribution to the volume he has just edited with Dan Edelstein on ‘Scripting Revolution. A Historical Approach to the Comparative Study of Revolution’, has explored the transformation of the meaning of ‘revolution’ between 1650 and 1789.

The ACDH Lecture will address the Digital Humanities dimensions of both projects against the academic background at Stanford.This event immediately follows a workshop at the University of Vienna and is co-organized by Austrian Science Fund Project Benedictines, Church Reform and the State in Austria, 1720-40 (P-28016).


Keith Michael Baker is J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of European History at Stanford University. Among his many publications, he is widely acclaimed for his books, Condorcet: From Natural Philosophy to Social Mathematics, and Inventing the French Revolution. Most recently, he has edited (with Dan Edelstein) Scripting Revolution: A Historical Approach to the Comparative Study of Revolutions.


ACDH Lectures are free and open to all. Registration closed.