CONFERENCE NEWS: Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | CultureThe Orlando Project began in 1995. This May, the conference Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture took 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 welcomed an international, multidisciplinary group of delegates, who participated in workshops, panels, and poster and demo sessions. The conference would not have been possible without the instrumental involvement of Dr. Kathryn Holland and Dr. Susan Brown. For more information about the conference, check out its website at digitaldiversity2015.org and follow its Twitter account @digdiv2015.
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29 May 1453
Constantinople was taken from the Christians by Sultan Mahomet (or Mehmet) II; this signalled the end of the Byzantine Empire.
29 May 1537
Pope Paul III issued a Bull that classified American Indians as men, not brutes.The Bull states that "Indians and all other people who may later be discovered by Christians, are by no means to be deprived of their liberty or the possession of their property, even though they be outside the faith of Jesus Christ." Other Papal denunciations of slavery include those made by Pope Pius II on 7 October 1462, Pope Urban VIII on 2 April 1639, Pope Benedict XIV on 20 December 1741, and Pope Gregory XVI on 3 December 1839.
29 May 1580
Robert Dorset, father of the future Martha Moulsworth, died when his daughter was just two and a half.
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