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 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. Katherine 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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27 May 1647
Parliament ordered the New Model Army to disband: a tactical error which merely intensified the army's politicization.Next month the army asserted its authority by taking possession of the captured king, and using him as a bargaining chip. In August it marched on London and soon afterwards instituted the Putney Debates.
27 May 1682
Mary of Modena, wife of the future James II, arrived in England.Her maids of honour included Anne Killigrew and the future Anne Finch.
27 May 1703
Peter the Great founded a fortress at a site on the Baltic Sea chosen for its strategic importance. This grew into the city of St Petersburg (called not after the tsar but after Saints Peter and Paul).At this time Russia was just three years into the Northern or Nordic War against Sweden. It lasted until 1721, by which time Sweden had lost most of its territories round the Baltic. The date celebrated as the anniversary of the founding of St Petersburg was 16 May in the Old Style calendar. The city was renamed Leningrad shortly after the death of Lenin, but reverted to being St Petersburg with the collapse of Communist rule.
- 27 May 1647