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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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23 October 1633
Lady Eleanor Douglas's Amsterdam publications (one of which was believed to threaten the king's life) were publicly burned.
23 October 1641
Many Protestants (but perhaps not so many as reported) were killed in a Rebellion or massacre in Ulster.Rebels claimed to be acting on the authority of Charles I. The future Alice Thornton, in Ireland, later recalled nearly dying of the effects of terror and her family's repeated flight from alleged dangers. The news and the atrocity reports reached London on 1 November. During the next few months, Protestant Irish refugees flooded into England and Wales. These atrocities later became the excuse for Cromwell's massacres of Irish Catholics in 1649-50.Lady Eleanor Douglas thought the 1641 killings marked the anniversary of the burning of her books published at Amsterdam.
23 October 1642
Royalist forces won a battle at Edgehill in Warwickshire: the first pitched battle of the Civil War.
- 23 October 1633