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  • LibGuides: The Age of Enlightenment: Voltaire
    , 2017
    Co-Authors: Sarah Mahan

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    This guide cover the Age of reason, Cesare Beccaria, Mary Wollstonecraft, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Locke

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  • LibGuides: The Age of Enlightenment: Home
    , 2017
    Co-Authors: Sarah Mahan

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    This guide cover the Age of reason, Cesare Beccaria, Mary Wollstonecraft, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Locke

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  • LibGuides: The Age of Enlightenment: Thomas Hobbes
    , 2017
    Co-Authors: Sarah Mahan

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    This guide cover the Age of reason, Cesare Beccaria, Mary Wollstonecraft, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Locke

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Denis Helic – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Text sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment: an analysis of spectator periodicals
    Applied Network Science, 2020
    Co-Authors: Philipp Koncar, Alexandra Fuchs, Elisabeth Hobisch, Bernhard C. Geiger, Martina Scholger, Denis Helic

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    Spectator periodicals contributed to spreading the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment, a turning point in human history and the foundation of our modern societies. In this work, we study the spirit and atmosphere captured in the spectator periodicals about important social issues from the 18th century by analyzing text sentiment of those periodicals. Specifically, based on a manually annotated corpus of over 3 700 issues published in five different languAges and over a period of more than one hundred years, we conduct a three-fold sentiment analysis: First, we analyze the development of sentiment over time as well as the influence of topics and narrative forms on sentiment. Second, we construct sentiment networks to assess the polarity of perceptions between different entities, including periodicals, places and people. Third, we construct and analyze sentiment word networks to determine topological differences between words with positive and negative polarity allowing us to make conclusions on how sentiment was expressed in spectator periodicals.Our results depict a mildly positive tone in spectator periodicals underlining the positive attitude towards important topics of the Age of Enlightenment, but also signaling stylistic devices to disguise critique in order to avoid censorship. We also observe strong regional variation in sentiment, indicating cultural and historic differences between countries. For example, while Italy perceived other European countries as positive role models, French periodicals were frequently more critical towards other European countries. Finally, our topological analysis depicts a weak overrepresentation of positive sentiment words corroborating our findings about a general mildly positive tone in spectator periodicals.We believe that our work based on the combination of the sentiment analysis of spectator periodicals and the extensive knowledge available from literary studies sheds interesting new light on these publications. Furthermore, we demonstrate the inclusion of sentiment analysis as another useful method in the digital humanist’s distant reading toolbox.

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  • COMPLEX NETWORKS (2) – Text Sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment
    Complex Networks and Their Applications VIII, 2019
    Co-Authors: Philipp Koncar, Denis Helic

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    Spectator journals published during the Age of Enlightenment served to enhance morality of readers and focused on a plethora of topics, such as the imAge of women or men, politics and religion. Although spectator journals have been studied extensively, little is known about the sentiment that they express. In this paper, we analyze text sentiment of spectator journals published in four different languAges during a time period of over one hundred years. For that, we conduct (i) a sentiment analysis and (ii) analyze sentiment networks, for which we compute and investigate various network metrics, such as degree distributions and clustering coefficients. Additionally, we study the commonalities and differences between negative and positive words according to the respective metrics. Our results depict a high variability in positive and negative word usAge and their linking patterns and extend our knowledge of spectator journals published during the Age of Enlightenment.

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  • Alex Benchimol, Rhona Brown and David Shuttleton, eds., Before Blackwood’s : Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment
    The BARS Review, 2016
    Co-Authors: Robert Irvine

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    Review by Robert P. Irvine (University of Edinburgh) of Alex Benchimol, Rhona Brown and David Shuttleton, eds., Before Blackwood’s : Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2015. Pp. 163. £95. ISBN 9781848935501.

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  • alex benchimol rhona brown and david shuttleton eds before blackwood s scottish journalism in the Age of Enlightenment
    The BARS Review, 2016
    Co-Authors: Robert Irvine

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    Review by Robert P. Irvine (University of Edinburgh) of Alex Benchimol, Rhona Brown and David Shuttleton, eds., Before Blackwood’s : Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2015. Pp. 163. £95. ISBN 9781848935501.

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