Orlando’s New Interface: User Testing Begins

We’re happy to share news about one of our works in progress: we’re overhauling the Orlando textbase interface, making significant changes to it for the first time since the textbase went live in 2006. We’re about to begin a key stage in the revision process: user testing. And we aim to gather a wide array … Read more

Writers with Entries: July 2017 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES Grace, Lady Mildmay: 1552 – 1620: An amateur medical practitioner who produced medical notes, recipes, and religious writing informed by her own lived experiences. Grisell Murray, 1692 – 1759: A Scottish memoirist who focused much of her writing, produced for private circulation, on the lives of her parents. Radagunda Roberts, c. 1730 … Read more

Margaret Atwood, Canadian literary history, and the University of Alberta

In early April, Margaret Atwood delivered the 10th annual Henry Kreisel Lecture, sponsored by the University of Alberta’s Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de Littérature Canadienne (CLC). Her lecture, “The Burgess Shale: The Canadian Literary Landscape of the 1960s,” will be broadcast by CBC Radio’s Ideas later this year. Here is Atwood at the event with the … Read more

The Curious Identity of Michael Field

A paper co-authored by Susan Brown and John Simpson was presented at IEEE BigData 2013 on October 8, 2013, in Santa Clara, California. The paper, titled “The Curious Identity of Michael Field and its Implications for Humanities Research with the Semantic Web”, was presented by Simpson in the Humanities and BigData Workshop to an audience … Read more

contents updates

Writers with Entries January 2013 Update New Author Entries Anna Williams, 1706-83, translator, poet, and anthologist, whose ambition of compiling a dictionary of scientific terms (in which she was an expert) came to nothing, probably because she was by then totally blind. Lady Anna Miller, 1741-81, travel writer, patron of poetry, and anthologist. Tabitha Tenney, … Read more

Participate in Orlando’s Interface Study

For general information about the study, click here. What follows is more detailed information for those interested in participating. Purpose of the Study You are invited to participate in a research project being conducted at the University of Alberta and the University of Guelph. This project is intended to gain insight into interfaces for the … Read more