Imaging the French Revolution

This site is an experiment in digital scholarship. In essays, seven scholars analyze forty-two images of crowds and crowd violence in the French Revolution. Offering the most relevant examples and comments from an on-line forum, those same scholars consider issues of interpretation, methodology, and the impact of digital media on scholarship. Visitors to the site are given access to the same archive as the scholars and an “Image Tool” that permits close study of the images. Each image is linked to the various places throughout the site where scholars discuss it.