The Mobile Word: Letters and Networks

Tracing the networks embedded in surviving correspondence is a key area of interest in the Travelers Lab. Similarly, mapping the letters’ geographical location and mobility is key as well but letters also are of interest to show attitudes and realities of the speed and expectation of communication. Lab work has initially expored the Datini letters, under Adam Franklin-Lyons direction, and the letters of Adam Marsh and the famous Cely and Paston letters. Working with Professor Shaw, Elizaveta Kravchenko and Daniel Gordon have been developing new analyses for our future work.