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The James Malcolm Rymer Collection

Posted by Rebecca Nesvet on August 10, 2017

The James Malcolm Rymer Collection is an open-access collection of documentary editions of the works of James Malcolm Rymer (1814-84), creator of the Dracula precursor Varney the Vampire and Sweeney Todd. The first text to be added is Rymer's The String of Pearls, or the Barber of Fleet Street (1850), with transcription, encoding, annotations, and graphic and web design primarily by undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. We have some project collaborators outside UWGB and are interested in hearing from anyone who wants to get involved.

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The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

Posted by Sarah Ketchley on January 19, 2017

Emma B. Andrews is best remembered for her association with the millionaire lawyer turned archaeologist/art and antiquities collector, Theodore M. Davis. Traveling to Egypt with him between 1889 and 1912, she kept detailed journals of these voyages along the Nile, including his important yet under-reported excavations of 20 significant tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Emma provides a vital commentary on the archaeology and pioneering Egyptologists of the time.

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Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive

Posted by Alexander Huber on May 1, 2016

The Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive — ECPA — is a collaborative digital archive and research project devoted to the poetry of the long eighteenth century. Edited and annotated collaboratively, the growing ECPA corpus builds on the electronic texts created by the Text Creation Partnership from Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). ECPA was founded and is edited by Alexander Huber, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford (editor of the Thomas Gray Archive).

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Belfast Group Poetry|Networks

Posted by Brian Croxall on July 29, 2015

Belfast Group Poetry|Networks is a site that explores the writing workshop that run in Belfast sporadically from 1963-1972. Founded by Philip Hobsbaum, a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, the Group's members included some of the most famous poets of the twentieth centry, including Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, and others.

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A historical corpus of the Welsh language

Posted by David Willis on February 26, 2015

The Historical Corpus of the Welsh Language 1500-1850 is a collection of Welsh texts from the period 1500-1850 in an electronic format. It is the result of a project to encode Welsh texts of the period funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB Resource Enhancement Award RE11900) in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge between 2001 and 2004. The project's Principle Investigator was David Willis, while Ingo Mittendorf was the project's Research Associate.

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The Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger

Posted by Esther Katz on February 13, 2015

Though still in beta, the web-based Speeches and Articles of Margaret Sanger (1911-1959), is a freely available site dedicated to transcriptions of Sanger's own words. Unlike much of the historical material currently available on the Internet, our edition will be a completely vetted, historically accurate digital version of her documents and that conform to established standards, both in terms of technical features of its encoding, and in terms of providing accurate renderings of the texts.

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Biblioteca Digital del Pensamiento Novohispano

Posted by Ernesto Priani Saisó on August 9, 2014

The Digital Library of Novohispanic Thought (BdPn, for its abbreviation in Spanish) is a project of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). It has been funded as a Basic Research Project through the Program for the Support of Innovation and Improvement in Teaching, PAPIME, PE-401407, by the Director of General Support for the Academic Personnel (DGAPA) at UNAM, and the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACyT).

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Civil War Washington

Posted by Elizabeth Lorang on January 24, 2012

Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields—literary studies, history, geography, computer-aided mapping—to create a digital resource that chronicles the war's impact on the city. Troops, fugitive slaves, bureaucrats, prostitutes, actors, authors, doctors, and laborers were among those drawn to the capital by a sense of duty, desperation, or adventure.

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Walt Whitman Archive

Posted by Elizabeth Lorang on January 24, 2012

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Whitman, America's most influential poet and one of the four or five most innovative and significant writers in United States history, is the most challenging of all American authors in terms of the textual difficulties his work presents.

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