Shakespeare and Company Project Data Sets

Joshua Kotin, Rebecca Sutton Koeser

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This article describes three data sets from the Shakespeare and Company Project. The data sets provide information about Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach’s bookshop and lending library in interwar Paris. The first data set focuses on the members of the lending library. The second, on the books that circulated in the lending library. The third, on the events—borrows, purchases, subscriptions, renewals, deposits, reimbursements—that connected members and books. Together, the three data sets promise to address and bridge concerns in modernist studies, the digital humanities, and the public humanities. Work on the data sets began in 2014. The first two versions of the data sets were released in 2020 and 2021, respectively. The current version, 1.2, was released in 2022. Over forty people have contributed to the data sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-35
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of Cultural Analytics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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