Eighteenth Century Translators database
This project is devoted to constructing a crowd-sourced biographical dictionary of European translators in the long Eighteenth Century based on input from the research community.
Its objective is to further understanding of a crucial moment in the history of European culture through a study of translation.
The Eighteenth Century saw both the development of national cultures and identities helped by the rise of vernacular languages as vehicles of learned discussion, and a transnational movement generally known as the ‘Enlightenment’.
The international exchanges in the European Republic of Letters were made possible by translation, which continues to be a vital tool today for the existence of both a common European culture and diverse national cultures.