Stephen Osadetz

Faculty Director of "The Digital Humanities in Practice"; Associate of the Department of English at Harvard University

Stephen Osadetz is the director of the Open Books Project, a research program at Harvard that is developing a concept search engine for large digital corpora, particularly Eighteenth Century Collections Online. He was an Assistant Professor in Harvard's English Department from 2014 to 2019. His research focuses on eighteenth-century literary and intellectual history, particularly the idea that intellectuals in the Enlightenment became fixated on a special sort of sentence, called a principle, that could encapsulate whole books and whole disciplines of knowledge.