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Digital Mitford Coding School, June 25-27, 2016

We invite you to join members of the Digital Mitford project team from Saturday June 25 through Monday June 27, 2016 for the Fourth Annual Workshop Series and Coding School, hosted by the newly established Center for the Digital Text at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

from 900 to 1425 xml:ids: A Mitfordian milestone

The Digital Mitford team coordinated a massive effort last fall to complete a burst of coding, in particular to finish up transcriptions of assigned letters and to research and develop new prosopography entries–that is, entries on our lists of Named Entities: people (and fictional characters), organizations, places (and fictional places), books, serial publications, works of […]

http://digitalmitford.org: Site Migration!

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 […]

Teaching with the Digital Mitford: New Part of the Blog

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. […]

Presentation for the Digital Diversity Conference, 9 May 2015

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 […]

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, […]

Project Update: Headnotes for the Digital Mitford

We’ve not had a blog update from the Digital Mitford in a while, but our project team has been busy! We’ve been working on grant writing and conference talks, not to mention semester and job activities, our energies diverted in many directions. We need a Coding Refresher Hangout, so project-team members, please check your e-mail […]