Sean Takats is a history professor at George Mason University and director of the research division at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. He directs Zotero, the free and open-source research software, and PressForward, the open access digital publication platform. He is co-director of The Encyclopedia of Diderot and D’Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Beyond the digital humanities, his current research focuses on the Enlightenment, and in particular the science and medicine of France and its colonies.