At the moment we're partnering with several other projects working on historical social networks and early modernity. If you're in participating in the development of NanoHistory, and would like to propose a case study, please contact us.

Tresham's World

Susan M Cogan

What was it like to live as a Catholic in Elizabethan England? To live in a society where your faith was increasingly held as a liability, in conflict with local and national allegiances? Thomas Tresham was a leading member of English gentry. Yet he, and his family, were recusant Catholics. He lived in a provincial world alongside protestant neighbours of all creeds. Some conformed to the religious settlement of the day, and some did not - and some, like him, did and did not depending on the moment, and the need. This project explores and maps the people, networks, and spaces related to Tresham and his world.

Early Modern Social Networks

Brent Lorne Nelson

Early Modern Social Networks is a developing partnership of scholars and projects studying and gathering data related to social and relational networks in England from 1500-1700.


Gary K. Waite and Michael Driedger

"Amsterdamnified!" is a research project based in Canada (UNB-Fredericton and Brock University) with European partners. For the period from 2015 to 2020 the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is providing generous funding. The full title of the project is "Religious Dissenters, Spiritualist Ideas and Urban Associationalism in the Emergence of the Early Enlightenment in England and the Low Countries, 1540-1700." The short title is derived from a 1641 pamphlet by the English poet John Taylor.

Distant Reading Early Modernity

Matthew Milner, Stéfan Sinclair and Stephen Wittek

DREaM is a sub-project of the larger McGill-based SSHRC Partnership Project, Early Modern Conversions ( It's primary digital focus is the creation of a new corpus-building interface for Voyant Tools, using 44,000+ texts from Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. The DREaM Team normalized c. 40,000 English texts (and fragments) from this wider corpus using Alaistair Baron's VARD2, and mashed up the existing EEBO TCP Metadata with linked open data from VIAF and OCLC. NanoHistory will use this reworked EEBO TCP Metadata as seed data for its case study into Reformation England.