New Directions/Directors for Orlando
We are delighted to announce that Corrinne Harol has undertaken the position of Literary Director of the Orlando Project.
Dr. Harol (PhD UCLA), Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture. Areas of research interest include the intersections of literary, scientific, political, and religious discourses; intellectual history and critical theory; feminist theory and gender studies. She is the author of Enlightened Virginity in Eighteenth-Century Literature as well as journal articles and book chapters on eighteenth century literature.
Corrinne Harol joins Technical Director Susan Brown and Research Director Isobel Grundy. This shared direction of the project is part of the shift to a new phase of Orlando, announced at the Digital Diversity conference as Orlando 2.0. Orlando 2.0 sees the project moving in 2016 to welcoming contributions from scholars worldwide through a new online collaborative research platform.
Orlando’s ongoing work include twice-annual updates to the textbase, each of which comprises ten new entries plus many revisions that reflect new publications, new attributions, new contradictions. Current and former project members are contributing to the upcoming Digital Diversity essay collection, which will be published online and in print. Technical work includes developing prototypes for exploring the project’s materials in new ways, and producing a set of linked open data based on Orlando. Recent studies of Orlando are available in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly and ada: a journal of gender, new media, and technology.
Orlando in the Media
Orlando’s Design Research
Explore in Orlando
5 February 1597
Francis Bacon's volume of Essayes, Religious Meditations, Places of perswasion and disswasion, was published.This included the first selection of his well-known essays. Revised and fuller editions followed, notably in 1625.
5 February 1626
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal (later Marie de Sévigné) was born in Paris.
5 February 1637
At the height of the tulip craze, a single bulb sold at auction in Amsterdam for 5,400 guilders.The mania was more than two years old, and a bulb could fetch more than a fashionable town house. The most sought-after bulbs were those whose colour, streaks, and patterns varied unpredictably from year to year. The cause of the variation (a virus infection) was not understood.
- 5 February 1597