Welcoming Orlando’s New Team Members

The Orlando Project is thrilled to welcome our new members for 2019-2020. Orlando’s first post-doctoral fellow, Katherine Binhammer, joins us as Literary Director this year. Based at the University of Alberta, Professor Binhammer works on the history of the novel, eighteenth-century British cultural studies, and feminist literary history. She is the author of Downward Mobility: … Read more

Orlando and Women’s History Month, 2019

We are pleased to share that, once again, full access to Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is free during March in celebration of Women’s History Month. Since Women’s History Month 2018, Orlando has been featured in pieces published in Modernism/modernity, Feminist Modernist Studies, and Inside Higher Ed … Read more

Susan Brown and collaborators win Cyberinfrastructure Funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation

We are thrilled for Susan Brown, Orlando’s Technical Director and one of our founding leaders, whose LINCS (Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship) has just won a major grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The project “will convert large datasets into an organized, interconnected, machine-processable set of resources for Canadian cultural research. LINCS will … Read more

Mark your calendars: the 2019 Orlando Lecture in Women’s Writing, Gender and Sexuality

The Orlando Lecture, sponsored by the University of Alberta’s Department of English and Film Studies, provides a biennial platform for the discussion of innovative research in women’s writing, gender, and sexuality and its name recognizes the history of groundbreaking scholarship in those areas by the department’s faculty members. Marie Carrière (Professor of English and Director … Read more

Orlando’s Interface Revision

To better represent our unique materials and meet users’ needs, we are overhauling the Orlando textbase interface. As part of this process, we invite all users to send in their stories about what they’d like to see in and do with the Orlando site. What role does Orlando play in your research and teaching, learning, … Read more

Orlando’s linked data and Visualize This! winners

This fall WestGrid and Compute Canada hosted their annual Visualize This! competition, featuring Orlando’s first linked dataset in its Humanities category. The results are in and we congratulate all participants, including the first- and third-place winners, Philippe Nazair (Université du Québec à Rimouski and MERIDIAN Consortium) and Catherine Winters (Digital Humanities Innovation Lab, Simon Fraser … Read more

Visualize This! and Orlando’s first linked dataset release

Compute Canada’s 2018 Visualize This! competition, hosted by WestGrid, is underway and we are thrilled that Orlando’s first linked dataset is the subject of the humanities visualization challenge. The Orlando British Women’s Writing Dataset Release 1: Biography and Bibliography is drawn from Orlando textbase content, developed by project members at the University of Guelph, and structured … Read more

Contemporary Women’s Writing: Orlando’s New Year Begins

We look forward to welcoming three of our editorial board members and hearing from our outgoing research assistant later this week, during the Orlando Symposium on Contemporary Women’s Writing. Consider joining us for papers, a roundtable, demonstrations, and more at the University of Alberta on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8:  

UARE student delivers poster presentation on Orlando

Congratulations to our summer Graduate Research Assistant Gideon Brobbey, for his participation in a University of Alberta Research Exchange (UARE) showcase on 22 August 2018. He created and presented a poster on the centrepiece of his Orlando activities: a new textbase entry on British-Nigerian writer Helen Oyeyemi, which he is co-authoring with our Literary Director, … Read more

Mapping Victorian Sociability

What are the relationships among authors’ locations, their proximity to each other, and the development of their writing careers? How did sociability inform creativity during the Victorian period specifically? Orlando is sponsoring, with VSAWC (the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada) and the University of Calgary, a new DH project, Mapping Victorian Literary Sociability, that … Read more