The Electronic Enlightenment has recently been awarded the Digital Prize for 2010 by the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS). The database is a project of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford and contains correspondence of some of the greatest thinkers and writers of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
At present, there are 55 000 letters available on the database written by 6500 correspondents. The database highlights conversations between some the period's most renowned thinkers and their peers, families, patrons and publishers.
Entries include biographical notes, corrections of minor errors, internal links and cross references. The date range of the database is set to expand as more letters are added to it.