CONFERENCE NEWS: Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | CultureWhereas the Orlando textbase was first published by Cambridge University Press in 2006, the Orlando Project itself began in 1995. This May, the conference Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture will take place in Edmonton to mark the Orlando Project’s 20th birthday and to explore ongoing advances in the fields of digital literary and cultural studies. We look forward to welcoming an international, multidisciplinary group of delegates, who will participate in workshops, panels, and poster and demo sessions. For more information about the conference, including its featured speakers, check out its website at digitaldiversity2015.org and follow its Twitter account @digdiv2015.
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18 December 1640
William Laud, Charles I's unpopular High Church Archbishop of Canterbury, was arrested and charged with high treason. He was sent to the Tower of London in spring 1641.In March 1644 he was tried at the Bar of the House of Lords, and on 10 January 1645 he was executed. Some had wanted him hanged, drawn and quartered.
18 December 1660
The Royal Adventurers (later the Royal African Company) was founded under the personal patronage of Charles II and James II; this represented Britain's active engagement with the slave trade.It received a charter in 1663, merged with the English Guinea Company in 1672 (forming the Royal African Company), and maintained a monopoly on the slave trade until 1698.
18 December 1660
Dorothy White published a pamphlet entitled (in short form) A Lamentation unto this Nation; and also, a Warning to All People of this Present Age and Generation; with the Voyce of Thunder.
- 18 December 1640