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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23 November 1552
Christ's Hospital was founded in London to supply meat, drink, clothes, lodging, learning, and attendants for children of the poor, both boys and girls.This date could be claimed as the opening day of the first endowed boarding school in England for girls. The school developed into separate girls' and boys' schools over time. In 1778 the girls' school became Christ's Hospital Girls' School and moved to Hertford; the boys' school remained on the original site until it moved to Horsham in 1902.
23 November 1644
John Milton published Areopagitica, which has become one of his most famous prose tracts because of its subject-matter: a condemnation of censorship, or (stretching its original position slightly) even a defence of freedom of speech.Milton was writing against a complicated background: the abolition of government censorship run by the Court of the Star Chamber in November 1640 (with the consequent increase in pamphlet controversy, including writing by non-elite people of both genders), its replacement by the Licensing Order of June 1643, and the subsequent refusal of a licence to his own Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce. He cast his new pamphlet in the form of a speech to parliament "for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing."
23 November 1678
Roger L'Estrange, recently appointed Royal Licenser, approved the 2-column broadside eulogy A Poem to His Sacred Majesty, on the Plot, which was printed as Written by a Gentlewoman: that is, by Ephelia.
- 23 November 1552