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New Directions/Directors for Orlando
We are delighted to announce that Corrinne Harol has undertaken the position of Literary Director of the Orlando Project.
Dr. Harol (PhD UCLA), Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture. Areas of research interest include the intersections of literary, scientific, political, and religious discourses; intellectual history and critical theory; feminist theory and gender studies. She is the author of Enlightened Virginity in Eighteenth-Century Literature as well as journal articles and book chapters on eighteenth century literature.
Corrinne Harol joins Technical Director Susan Brown and Research Director Isobel Grundy. This shared direction of the project is part of the shift to a new phase of Orlando, announced at the Digital Diversity conference as Orlando 2.0. Orlando 2.0 sees the project moving in 2016 to welcoming contributions from scholars worldwide through a new online collaborative research platform.
Orlando’s ongoing work include twice-annual updates to the textbase, each of which comprises ten new entries plus many revisions that reflect new publications, new attributions, new contradictions. Current and former project members are contributing to the upcoming Digital Diversity essay collection, which will be published online and in print. Technical work includes developing prototypes for exploring the project’s materials in new ways, and producing a set of linked open data based on Orlando. Recent studies of Orlando are available in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly and ada: a journal of gender, new media, and technology.
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25 May 1659
Richard Cromwell (who had succeeded his father as Lord Protector the previous year) resigned, leaving the way clear for negotiation with Charles II about restoration to the throne.Parliament voted for restoration on 1 May 1660. Charles landed at Dover on 5 May 1660 and entered London on 29 May 1660.
25 May 1693
Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette died at the age of fifty-nine.
25 May 1720
The printer Catherine Clifton, questioned by government authorities about printing a Jacobite ballad, said she had it by barter with "one Ann a Ballad Singer", whose last name she did not know.
- 25 May 1659