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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24 October 1648
The Treaty of Westphalia brought to an end the Thirty Years' War, a religious conflict that had devastated Germany and eastern Europe since May 1618.
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Eliza Haywood proved her mastery of the new novel of social realism in The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless.
24 October 1787
Samuel and Elizabeth Meeke filed legal documents of separation, according to which Elizabeth was to be permitted to live "in such sort as if she were sole and unmarried."
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