The Georgian Cities website was authored by the Research Centre “Cultures, Sociétés et Technologies de l’Information” CSTI (Paris-Sorbonne, Sorbonne Universités).



  • Gardens, hospitals and architecture : Jacques Carré, Professor at Université Paris-Sorbonne, 18th-and 19th-century British Studies, author of books and articles on Lord Burlington’s circle, conduct-books, poverty, urban and social history.
  • Religion, music and education: Françoise Deconinck-Brossard, Professor, University of Paris X, 18th-century Literature and Culture, Director, Centre ‘Computer-Aided Research,’ author of books and articles on religion, music, and on humanities computing.
  • Literature, science, project management: Liliane Gallet-Blanchard, Professor at Université Paris-Sorbonne and Co-Director of the Research Centre ‘Cultures, Sociétés et Technologies de l’Information’, 18th-century literature and culture, humanities computing.
  • Interactives on painting and cartography: Marie-Madeleine Martinet, Professor at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Sorbonne Universités) and Co-Director of the Research Centre ‘Cultures, Sociétés et Technologies de l’Information’, author of books and webpages on visual culture and on digital media.
  • Bath, history, society: Brigitte Mitchell - de Soye, Professor at ’Université du Littoral, 18th-century literature and culture, Member of the Council of the Bath Preservation Trust, author of numerous publications on Bath and on 18th century spas.
  • Edinburgh and London, literature and society, the theatre, fashion, trades: Marie-Hélène Thévenot-Totems, Professor at Université Paris-Sorbonne, Scottish literature and culture 18th-20th centuries, author of publications on travellers and writers in Scotland in the 18th century.
  • Literature and hypertext: Anne Bandry-Scubbi, Professor at Université de Strasbourg, member of the Search laboratory, editor of XVII-XVIII, author of books and articles on the 18th century and on computer-assisted text analysis.
  • Analytical commentary on selected pages from Christopher Anstey’s The New Bath Guide: Annick Cossic, Professor of English at the University of Brest (University of Western Brittany, UBO) – HCTI (Héritages et Constructions dans le texte et l’Image), EA 4249 (axe CEIMA), author of books and articles on Georgian Bath, Christopher Anstey and Sociability in 18th-century Britain.
  • Women’s education: Guyonne Leduc, Professor at Charles De Gaulle – Lille III University and President of the Société d’Etudes Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, author of books and articles on Henry Fielding and prefeminist studies.
  • The pictorial field of vision and optical devices: Arnaud Maillet, Associate Professor at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Sorbonne Universités), member of the Centre André Chastel (research laboratory in Art History), author of books on visual culture, optical devices and imagination.
  • Bristol in the Atlantic World: Olivette Otele, PhD, FRHistS, Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University, author of volumes and articles on memory, slavery, heritage and politics, the African diaspora, European colonial History, Geopolitics and Post-colonial legacies in the Atlantic World.

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With contributions by

  • Paul-Gabriel Boucé †, Professor at Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle (bibliography)
  • Georges Lamoine, Professor at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail (administration of Bath)
  • Maurice Lévy †, Emeritus Professor at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail (Samuel Johnson in London)

Cooperation on the doctoral studies programme on the 18th century:

  • Suzy Halimi, Professor at the University Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Student evaluation programme:
    • Anne Bandry-Scubbi, Professor at Université de Strasbourg,
    • Guyonne Leduc, Professor at Charles De Gaulle – Lille III University
  • Assistance in project initial design: Lionel Billon (1995, 1996), Thomas Poisson (1996,1997), Pierre Moussy (1997)
  • Online version – webdesign, interactive programming and responsive web authoring: Benjamin Baye (2012-2014)
  • Assistance for sound recording and video digitization: Service Audiovisuel de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne (Olivier Jacquet, Philippe Picavet, Thierry Spilka)
  • Web hosting assistance: Service Soutien Informatique à la Pédagogie et à la Recherche de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne (Fernando Preto)
  • Computer consultants, troubleshooting, hotline: Jean-Marie Deconinck, John Gallet

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Music recordings:

  • Lining out: St. Mary’s College chapel choir, Durham university (UK), directed by Alice Stevenson; keyboard: Nirmala Wahab; private recording by Françoise Deconinck-Brossard, supported by a European Union COFUND/Durham Senior Research Fellowship [under EU grant agreement number 267209].
  • ‘Rural Beauty’: harpsichord Lyn Williams †, soprano Jane Beeson
  • ‘Miss Faw’s Minuet’, ‘Miss Carmichael’s Minuet’, ‘‘Twas within a furlong of Edinburgh Town’, ‘South Bridge’ violin Elisabeth Gradiranov
  • 18th century hymns ‘Come Holy Spirit’, ‘O Jesu Source of Calm Repose’, ‘Love Divine, all Loves excelling’ Linda Pain directing the Teen-Age Choir, Voices of a New Day, located in Fairfax, Virginia, USA
    Love Divine (3) (mp3) Myriam-Isabelle Ducrocq, Soprano Françoise Deconnick-Brossard, Continuo accompaniament Private recording, Université-Paris Sorbonne.
  • Organ voluntary (Stanley) Pierre Dubois, Professor a the University of Tours
  • Dettingen Te Deum (Handel) François Bocquet, engineer and project manager GRECO (Grenoble Campus Ouvert) and member of Que Lou Di Lam choir (Those above), adult choir ‘Plateau des Quatre Montagnes sur le Vercors’, conductor Alain Desbrières, president Michel Dupuy, 38112 Meaudre



  • Professors Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker, for allowing us to use population statistical tables from their CD-ROM Economic Growth and Social Change in the Eighteenth-Century English Town (TLTP, Glasgow, 1998)
  • Professor Alan Day and Robert Tavernor, Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), The University of Bath, for allowing us to use extracts of their video on their computer models of Bath and Edinburgh
  • Lady Balfour of Burleigh, chairman of the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN), for advice and introduction to Scottish museums
  • George Dalgleish, curator at the Museum of Scotland, Christopher Hartley, curator at the Georgian House, Edinburgh, for documentation: Professor Bruce Royan, of SCRAN, for advice on copyrights
  • Trevor Fawcett, of the Bath Preservation Trust, for reading the section on Bath

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With thanks to

For supporting the project:

  • Professor Georges Molinié †, Président de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, et Conseil Scientifique de l’Université
  • Université Ouverte des Humanités


For waiving or reducing the fees owing to the educational purpose of the project:

  • Her Majesty The Queen
  • Ackermann & Johnson
  • Art Archive
  • The Assembly Rooms and Museum of Costume, Bath
  • The Bank of England
  • The Bath Preservation Trust
  • The Bridgeman Art Library
  • The British Museum
  • Classic CD
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Mrs Una Canger-Rasmussen and Mrs Ida Nielsen-Rasmussen
  • Claves Records
  • Edinburgh City Archives
  • Hyperion Records
  • The Museum of London
  • The National Gallery, London
  • The National Galleries of Scotland
  • The National Trust for Scotland
  • The National Library of Scotland
  • His Grace the Duke of Richmond and the Trustees of the Goodwood Estates
  • The Royal Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath
  • Professor Simon Schaffer, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the University of Cambridge
  • Soho House, Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton
  • The Trades Maiden Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Unichrome Bath
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, Grimsthorpe Castle

If we have failed to trace copyright holders, we shall rectify the omission.