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
“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
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.
New Author Entries
- Lady Jane Cavendish, c. 1621-1669: as a young woman growing up in a highly performative social and cultural milieu, she was lead author on two dramatic works (one almost certainly performed) and a body of poetry.
- Elizabeth (Cavendish) Egerton, Countess of Bridgewater, 1626-63: her juvenile part in her sister’s theatrical and poetical works turns out slighter than once supposed, but she later wrote . . . Read more
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.
We loved this update on student feminism.
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
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