What networks are made of

I will be giving a paper in Lyon next week at the “Matinée d’études sur les réseaux intellectuels historiques“. It was one of these papers which I take big pleasure in writing (and yes, I have finished writing it, or else I would be having nightmare after nightmare by now) first, because it gives me the opportunity to synthesize work that has already been done and second, because writing it helped me formulate more clearly new ideas – this time on the methodical side. The main hypothesis of my research project “Berlin Intellectuals 1800-1830” is based on the idea that 18th-century scholarly...