Elisabeth – Descartes Correspondence Visualization

These two visualizations work with correspondence archives collected by the Project Vox team. The first visualization, “Network of Topics: From Elizabeth-Descartes Correspondence,” classifies topics in each known letter between Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes following the index in Lisa Shapiro’s book The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes (2007). Go to the second visualization by changing views on the top left of the screen, which visualizes known letters between Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia and other philosophers.

Dates Available
January 2024 – January 2025

MIT/X11 (free to use, free to reuse and modify). For details, see https://opensource.org/license/mit/.

Story+ students: Junyi Tao, Karen Nielsen
Story+ Project Manager: Kelsey Brod
Story+ consultants: Emilie Menzel, Andrew Janiak, Will Shaw, and Eric Monson

For More Information

  • The project GitHub repository contains all the code and data associated with this visualization.
  • For an overview of the 2022 Story+ team’s work, please see this blog post.

To get in touch with the project creators, please email Junyi Tao at junyitao@stanford.edu.