Here’s a link to our our Prezi presentation for our Digital Mitford panel at the Digital Diversity Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, for 9 May 2015. This conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Orlando Project and the Women Writers Project, and it was wonderful for us to be invited to propose and give a panel on […]

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 […]

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, […]

Hi, this is my second year on the project.  Along with letters, I’ve been working on the drama, Rienzi (1828). During this process I have become well-versed in the joys and perils of versioning.  I look forward to meeting and working with you all.  

possibly also a T-Shirt design? Created by Greg Bondar

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 […]

Hi, everyone – I’m Catherine S Cox, one of the new editors who’ll be meeting you all very soon at this year’s gathering at Pitt-Greensburg. I’ve heard such wonderful things about this community, and am so inspired by what Elisa has shown me of this impressive collaborative project, that it’s a real privilege to have […]

Hello, I’m Molly O’Donnell, a new editor from UNLV who is very excited to learn more in the upcoming week and be a part of such an important project. Thank you to Elisa and all the other editors for including me and sharing all the incredible work done thus far. Looking forward to meeting everyone […]

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 […]