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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1 February 1642
London women petitioned the House of Commons for peace; a second petition followed three days later.The first protest was led by "tradesmen's wives and widows," the second by a brewer's wife. Catharine Macaulay singled out these women's actions for commendation in her History of England.
1 February 1647
Elizabeth Warren published Spiritual Thrift; or, Meditations Wherein Humble Christians (as in a Mirrour) May View the Verity of Their Saving Graces, a Puritan devotional pamphlet which attacks both Catholics and sectaries.
1 February 1666
From this date survives the earliest known number of The London Gazette, the first official government newspaper.
- 1 February 1642