Data-driven analysis of canonical works in early modern Britain

paper, specified "short paper"
  1. 1. Mikko Tolonen

    University of Helsinki

  2. 2. Mark J. Hill

    University of Helsinki

  3. 3. Ali Ijaz

    University of Helsinki

  4. 4. Ville Vaara

    University of Helsinki

  5. 5. Leo Lahti

    Turku University

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This paper studies how a work becomes canonical in early modern Britain. It is based on an extensive project on bibliographic records, and, the English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) in particular. We study different features of canonical works in detail. We aim to find relevant factors that canonical works have in common and examine the different paths works take in becoming a part of public consciousness.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO