CONFERENCE NEWS: Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | CultureThe Orlando Project 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. Kathryn 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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4 September 1682
John Flamsteed observed from Greenwich the perihelion of the comet which now bears the name of Edmond Halley.The name is sometimes spelled Edmund.Years later Halley correctly calculated this comet's date of return, arguing that it and those comets observed with perihelion 25 August 1531 and 16 October 1607 were all apparitions of a single body. Its reappearance in April 1759 (after months of suspense) verified his theory.
4 September 1772
Elizabeth Inchbald fulfilled her ambition to be an actress: she opened on stage at Bristol, playing Cordelia to her new husband's King Lear.
4 September 1778
The United States signed a treaty of alliance with the Netherlands.
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