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Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures: Massive Update and Overhaul!

Originally posted on Confessions of a Digital Romanticist:
Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures: Massive Update and Overhaul! I’ve spent much of yesterday and today massively overhauling our Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures site–to make room for new material coming in as we’re working with our students on projects this term! Much excitement and exhaustion…This was…

A radish on a turnip: MRM to RA Davenport

Originally posted on Confessions of a Digital Romanticist:
Here’s a little gem from the archives: Mitford corresponded frequently in the 1810s with R. A. (Richard Alfred) Davenport, who published an annual Poetical Register (anthology of poetry), and appears to have been a strong and lasting fan of her writing. As I’m reviewing my pencil transcriptions…

Digital Mitford Coding Guidelines

Digital Mitford Coding Guidelines I have been working on formalizing our guidelines for transcribing and encoding manuscript letters in TEI P5, so there’s much more detail hammered out on how and where to encode permissions from archives, as well as the condition, quality, and size of the pages, the presence or absence of envelopes, the […]

Taking Stock: Work Underway

Collectively, we’re working on about three things at once (or each in turn): 1) Project editors are preparing a selection of plays, poems, the first edition of Our Village and a small cluster of letters in TEI XML. What’s next: preparing for a first wave of context encoding (and associated research). I’m nearly ready with […]

Digital Mitford Site Launch!

Originally posted on Confessions of a Digital Romanticist:
. . .and there is much rejoicing! We now have a project site, and a seed start on our digital garden: http://www.pitt.edu/~ebb8/DigitalMitford/ The site address will be changing in about a month as we move to a new server. For now, it’s a beginning, and you can…

Intro post to HASTAC

Intro post to HASTAC Here’s a post wherein I introduce our project to the HASTAC community, and Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop within it.

UX Thoughts: A Confession

Originally posted on Confessions of a Digital Romanticist:
I confess to feeling overcome with visions of design at the start of a project–especially a digital project. Launching these blogs has been a comforting detour. I’ve been enjoying the instant gratification of “trying on” site designs that WordPress offers. Our Mitford Project will not have the…