We’re moving! Digital Mitford Coding School Next Meets at Penn State Erie, 2021

The Digital Mitford project team will take a season off from our annual Coding School while our director, Elisa Beshero-Bondar, moves to her new job as Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of the DIGIT program at Penn State University, the Behrend Campus in Erie, PA. We wanted to try hosting the Coding School in May as we usually do, but the epic tasks of moving house and projects to a new school will be pretty intense these next several months, and we need to take some time away.

Presque Isle Pennsylvania aerial view
Aerial view of Presque Isle, PA. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

So we’ll see you next year in 2021 when we plan to host our next Coding School at lovely Behrend campus near Presque Isle and the beach of Lake Erie in the northwest corner of PA! In addition to our usual topics, we are planning already for our next Coding School to discuss project sustainability and migration, as well as a “deep dive” into authorship attribution as we investigate an interesting mystery posed by Devoney Looser in a recent article published in the London Times Literary Supplement: Did Mary Russell Mitford author a pseudonymously published work caricaturing Jane Austen in the Lady’s Magazine of 1823? Can we find out the answer to that question using computational tools? Our guest instructor and collaborator, Patrick Juola, who developed the software that “outted” J. K. Rowling as the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, will be returning to our Coding School to help us investigate that question.

As ever, we’ll cover the usual topics of introducing TEI XML and how to prepare, navigate, process, and share it efficiently from the point of view of our active and growing project. Here’s last year’s schedule to give you an idea: https://digitalmitford.github.io/DigMitCS/.

We’re sorry we have to wait a year for the next Coding School, but we’ll be back better than ever with much to discuss and lots of new material to share! Please be in touch with us at @DigitalMitford on Twitter or at digitalmitford@gmail.com if you have questions or want some guidance, or want to get involved in the Digital Mitford project.

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