Followers of our project should bookmark our new site address: http://digitalmitford.org ! We are transitioning our project to new server space hosted by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), and the Digital Mitford project has joined the PSC’s Data Exacell program, a pilot project that deploys supercomputing equipment and processing power to support data analysis projects across disciplines […]
Three of us on the Mitford team (Elisa, Elizabeth, and Lisa–the three of us, coincidentally, with the most similar first names) are at the University of Alberta in Edmonton this week for the Digital Diversity conference, and among other things we’ve been talking about our experiences with involving our students in the Digital Mitford project. […]
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 […]
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 […]