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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29 January 1620
Lucy Apsley, later Lucy Hutchinson, was born at the Tower of London, first daughter in a family which had five children surviving, and was to have six more (but only one more survivor).
29 January 1711
Jane Hughes married a wild young man, Thomas Brereton, whose father had money, and who was still enrolled as a university student.
29 January 1728
John Gay's The Beggar's Opera opened at Lincoln's Inn Fields. It was published on 14 February.It ran 32 consecutive nights, to an unprecedented total of 62 nights for the season. Until then, nine nights had been considered a good run.
- 29 January 1620