As ever – instructive, interesting, engaging on several levels.
The first phase of activities of the Lives and Afterlives of Letters Network during semester 1 consist of three seminars. These take the form of four 10-minute lightning talks with 40 minutes of interdisciplinary discussion following, with a special focus on methodological issues and the sharing of best practices.
The second session took place on Thursday 9 November in the historic surrounds of the Christie Room at the John Rylands Library, and centred on the practice of Curating Correspondence.
A report of the four lightning talks and the discussion following is provided below.
David Denison (UoM, Linguistics & English Language): Mary Hamilton Papers
Note from Princess Augusta Sophia to Mary Hamilton, on the back of a letter written in another hand, 1781 (Mary Hamilton Papers HAM/1/1/5)
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