We loved this update on student feminism.
The University of Waterloo’s department of English recently posted on its blog some remarks by Professor Aimee Morrison, former Orlandian, about her research, and the use of social media as composing autobiography:
Aimée Morrison, professor in the department of English at University of Waterloo, shares her thoughts on the future of social media, including Facebook. Professor Morrison also discusses her current research projects.
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Proposals are invited for speakers at a graduate student workshop on material cultures of writing from the Enlightenment to Modernity. We ask you to send in ideas for 10-minute presentations inspired by any object in the Victoria and Albert Museum concerned with the material culture of writing. This might include paper, ink, furniture, tools, printers, typewriters and keyboards, spaces and times, the postal system, digital images, gender . . . Read more
The third Elizabeth Montagu Network colloquium entitled Writing Materials; Women of Letters from Enlightenment to Modernity will be held in King’s College, London on Thursday 29th and the V&A on Friday 30th November. This exciting conference brings together experts in material culture, curators and innovators in digitising the humanities. Plenary speakers include Professors Dena Goodman and Peter Stallybrass. The second day will feature small-group handling sessions with curators while the . . . Read more
In 9 June 2012 the three Orlando principals, Susan Brown, Pat Clements, and Isobel Grundy, gave a highly successful plenary address and demonstration under the title “’The Most Unaccountable of Machinery’: The OrlandoProject produces a textbase of one’s own”.
In March 2012, Cambridge University Press agreed to mark Women’s History Month by posting the Orlando textbase on open access. During this month 76,525 screens in the textbase were accessed in 2,374 sessions lasting on average eight and a half minutes each.
In his article, Matthew Kirschenbaum mentioned Orlando as a key achievement in collaboration, alongside the TEI. His article also serves to remind us that the year of Orlando’s first publication, 2006, was also the year of the Digital Humanities Initiative. Read more here.
In January 2012, Orlando released 10 entries (9 British women writers, 1 male writer); 39 new free-standing chronology entries; 418 new bibliographical listings; 29,227 new tags; 7,861,990 total words (exclusive of tags). New author entries include:
Following the campaign to save the former Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital for Women in the Euston Road, London, the public-service-employee union Unison was given the go-ahead to build its new centre on the site. However, the core of this splendid building dating from 1890 has been preserved to become the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery. Here a permanent exhibition, open to the public, tells the story of the hospital, . . . Read more
In July 2011, Orlando released 10 entries (8 British women writers, 1 male writer, 1 other woman writer); 72 new free-standing chronology entries; 358 new bibliographical listings; 30,714 new tags; 7,756,844 total words (exclusive of ). New author entries are: