My name is Sean Silver. I’m a scholar of the long eighteenth century (ca. 1650-1800), in Britain and Europe, with interests in material culture, the history of science, cognition, and craft practices. A CV.
I teach courses in literature, museum studies, and the digital humanities at Rutgers University. Before joining the academy, I was what they call a “joiner,” a maker of cabinets and other furniture. My last project was The Mind Is a Museum, a born-digital museum of eighteenth-century cognitive models. My current project, the Motley Emblem, combines my interests in artisanal craft and eighteenth-century literary history in a different way, recovering the global-sized practices embedded in one, vanishingly small instance of an art.
Visit my Curator’s page at The Mind Is a Museum