Orlando’s Revisions: Textbase Images

Our revisions to the Orlando interface continue apace, and we’re at work on an exciting new task: the collection of images for author entries, some shared with permission and others in the public domain. These include author portraits along with images of their texts and places associated with their lives and bodies of work. We … Read more

Hannah Stewart on “A Different Kind of Literary History”

This summer, our Undergraduate Research Assistants are blogging about their experience with the project. First up, Hannah Stewart from the University of Guelph: From the moment I found out that I was going to be an undergraduate research assistant working with the Orlando Project this summer, I was ecstatic. I’m an English major, an aspiring … Read more

Our Spring-Summer Research Team

Our team is ever-changing, even in this strange time. We have wrapped up work with our 2019-20 GRAs, who contributed to Orlando as they completed their MAs in English at Alberta. Rachel Narvey and Megan Gannett (a CWRC RA) have been terrific members of our team, checking new author entries in CWRC-Writer, and playing important … Read more

Extended free access to Orlando through July 2020

With thanks to our publisher, Cambridge University Press, we announce that access to the Orlando textbase is free through the month of July, as people around the world continue to shelter in place. Explore Orlando at home with this credential: User2020 and Access2020

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

Orlandians in the World: New and Forthcoming Publications

We’re taking a moment to round up and celebrate our team’s publications informed by and about Orlando: Susan Brown’s article on the challenges of classifying gender in digital scholarship, “Categorically Provisional,” in the January 2020 PMLA special issue on “Varieties of Digital Humanities”; the December 2019 article by Corrinne Harol and her co-authors Brynn Lewis … Read more

Orlando and Women’s History Month, 2020

We hope new users and those familiar with our textbase, Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, will enjoy its free access during March, marking Women’s History Month. To learn more about Orlando, check out our post on the Cambridge Core blog, hosted by our publisher, Cambridge University Press. To … Read more

Orlando’s Research at the Intersections of Gender

Our Literary Director, Katherine Binhammer, is participating in “Working the Intersections of Gender,” the inaugural conference of Intersections of Gender, a cross-disciplinary hub comprising one of the University of Alberta’s signature areas of research. In “Computing Sexual Difference in Digital Literary History: The Orlando Project and Intersectionality,” Binhammer will discuss “how Orlando approached the question … Read more

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