Open access for Women’s History Month 2014

Once again The Orlando Project was delighted to celebrate Women’s History Month by making the textbase freely available for the month of March 2014, courtesy of Cambridge University Press.

Presentation to the 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Kyoto, Japan

Susan Brown and John Simpson presented a paper titled “From XML to RDF in the Orlando Project” at the 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing in Kyoto, Japan, on September 16. The beginning of the conference was postponed due to a typhoon warning for Kyoto and the surrounding area that had shut down the train systems, preventing many attendees from arriving on time. The conference began in . . . Read more

Keynote paper in Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf collection available online

“The most unaccountable of machinery”: The Orlando Project produces a textbase of one’s own,” an essay by Susan Brown, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy initially presented at last year in Saskatoon is now available in Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-Second Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Ann Martin and Kathryn Holland (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2013). Print copies of the collection can . . . Read more

Search Orlando through NINES

Orlando can now be searched through NINES, the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship. See the link under “Explore” on the Orlando home page or simply click here to search the full text of all entries. Inclusion in NINES means that Orlando materials are now searchable alongside NINES’ other rich collections of primary and secondary digital resources.

Writers with Entries: July 2013 Update

New Author Entries

Open Access Orlando 2013

In March 2013 Cambridge University Press again marked Women’s History Month by making the Orlando textbase freely available. As before, this resulted in greatly increased use and some new subscriptions.

Feminism at Oxford

We loved this update on student feminism.

Writers with Entries: January 2013 Update

New Author Entries

  • Anna Williams, 1706-83, translator, poet, and anthologist, whose ambition of compiling a dictionary of scientific terms (in which she was an expert) came to nothing, probably because she was by then totally blind.
  • Lady Anna Miller, 1741-81, travel writer, patron of poetry, and anthologist.
  • Tabitha Tenney, 1762-1837, anthologist (probably) and author of Female Quixotism, an important early-American novel.
  • Jane . . . Read more

Aimée Morrison on Social Media and Autobiography

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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CFP: Graduate Student Workshop

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

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