Andrew Burkett and Rebecca Kurzweil solicit content from academic contributors, including descriptions written for a lay audience of recently published scholarly work in eighteenth-century studies, descriptions of interesting holdings in a university archive, museum, or rare book collection, descriptions of critical controversies or research problems in the field, etc. We seek both specific contributions as well as ideas for content development of the site.

Our vision is that The 18th-Century Common will be a site of public humanities scholarship, with the primary goal of communicating the results of our scholarship outside the academy.