Locating Margaret Cavendish’s Books: Database, Map, and Analysis by Liza Blake, University of Toronto Where in the world is Margaret Cavendish? This post is intended to provide, as a publicly and freely available research resource, the following Excel spreadsheet, which gives the locations of every surviving copy of Margaret Cavendish’s work published 1675 or earlier.… Continue Reading Locating Margaret Cavendish’s Books: Database, Map, and Analysis

Lisa Walters has noted that, for a long time, “Cavendish perceived all her philosophical treatises not as separate works, but as a continuum of revisions.” Walters rightly makes the case that literary scholars ought to pay more attention to the second edition of Cavendish’s Philosophical and Physical Opinions (1663). While there has been much emphasis on the Philosophical Letters (1664) and Observations… Continue Reading Visualizing Margaret Cavendish’s Systematic Treatises

Originally posted on June 22, 2013 and cross-posted here from Six Degrees of Francis Bacon (please check out their project site to learn more about their work on early modern social network analysis) Guest post by Shawn W. Moore The Six Degrees of Francis Bacon (SDFB) team is delighted to introduce here the first in… Continue Reading Networks as Constructs: The Curious Case of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623?-1673)