Author Archives: Elisa Beshero-Bondar

The Digital Mitford Coding School, May 27 – 31, 2015 at Pitt-Greensburg: Our Third Annual Workshop

We call for participants and prospective new editors to join us from Wed. May 27 through Sunday May 31, 2015  for the Third Annual Workshop Series (or Coding School) of the Digital Mitford: the Mary Russell Mitford Archive, at http://mitford.pitt.edu. Please join us if you want to learn text encoding methods in Digital Humanities through hands-on participation in a large-scale digital archive project […]

A Rare Photo, and New Network Graphs of Mitford’s Reading

Greg has discovered a photograph of Mary Russell Mitford in the Reading Central Library Catalog! The photo was taken by Henry Fox Talbot, and is one of a kind of early photo that he invented called  a “Talbotype”, roughly contemporary with the daguerrotype. The Talbotype is apparently undated, but it must be from the 1840s or 50s, […]

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd: A member of the “Q” Continuum?

Here’s a rather impressive sight of Thomas Noon Talfourd as painted by Henry William Pickersgill (National Portrait Gallery number 417), in which perhaps he shares at least a passing resemblance to “the Q” of Star Trek: Talfourd was a friend and very frequent correspondent of Mitford’s and a native of Reading, Berkshire, as well as […]

The Digital Mitford’s Guide to 19th-Century British Postmarks, and How To Code Them in TEI

Here is a colorful, annotated series of powerpoint slides prepared (and recently updated as of 20 May 2018) by Greg Bondar. Greg prepared these from research of TEI coding, our photos of letters from the Reading Central Library (posted with their permission), and information from the canonical reference tome, Alcock and Holland’s The Postmarks of Great Britain and […]

Project Team Introductions

I’ve created a new category on this blog site for our editors to introduce themselves. We also have a “Theory and Methods” category for posts on coding, editing, scholarly methods, theory of text, other matters of interest to us–a good place to post links and write about ideas of interest to our project team and […]

Prep for June 2014 Digital Mitford Workshops

All actively involved with the Digital Mitford project should check their e-mail for important announcements in advance of our June workshops.  Lots of progress is being made just now on our XML coding in advance of our workshops, and I’m gradually working through the XML code and prosopography entries our editors have been submitting so far. […]

Digital Mitford Annual June Workshop Set: June 2, 3, and 4, 2014

We are calling for participants to join the Digital Mitford: the Mary Russell Mitford Archive, at http://mitford.pitt.edu. If you are interested in learning TEI coding and participating in a large-scale digital archive project now well underway, we are happy to orient you to the project as part of our June workshop series. We are hosting our […]

Working List of Archives

Working List of Archives New site feature for the Digital Mitford: a working list of archives holding Mitford papers, including links to each collection’s catalog.

Digital Mitford Site Update, Letter Exhibit, and Twitter Feed

Digital Mitford Site Update, Letter Exhibit, and Twitter Feed I’ve made some major updates to the Digital Mitford site this weekend, including an exhibit on our editing of Mitford’s letters, much more detail on our editing and coding methods, and new orientation materials that we’ll be using with our student assistants and new editors joining […]

Updated Codebook and Workflow for the Digital Mitford Project

We’ve updated our workflow for editing the Digital Mitford project, as we discussed in our coding hangout today in Google+.  For those of you who could not attend, or those who had wonky network connections, or for anyone who needs to review what we discussed today, I’ve posted all the new information and instructions in […]