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Articles with keyword "Stanford University"

A visualization of Voltaire's pen pals.


Six Degrees of Voltaire: How Computer Code Developed to Study the Enlightenment Is Connected to the Panama Papers

A tool developed to explore the epistolary connections of Enlightenment intellectuals is being used to put twenty-first-century "power players" in hot water.

Tom Wolff photo of William Adams


The Education of William Adams

The new chairman of NEH almost failed out of college. He joined the Army, was sent to Vietnam, and came back a different person.

A depiction by Achille Devaria of Voltaire greeting  Ben Franklin and his nephew


Mapping the Republic of Letters

Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.

photo of metal maze, inscribed with philosopher names and branches of philosophy


A Homepage for Philosophy

A free online encyclopedia written and edited by experts.