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Survey about digital editions of correspondence

I’d encourage everyone who is working with digital collections to take part.

Lives of Letters

Do you use digital editions of correspondence in your research?

Our very own Naomi Billingsley and her colleague Lisa Gee are part of a team at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, developing a pilot digital edition of ‘Most Sacred Things’: the correspondence of William Hayley (1745-1820).

They want to ensure that the edition provides the functionality that researchers want and need.

So, they’d love you to tell them what that is, and would really appreciate it if you’d spare 10 mins to complete their survey.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to chat, please email Lisa: lg579[at]

Please do pass on to friends and colleagues!

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Originally posted on John Rylands Library Special Collections Blog: Lucy-Kay Brownson, a student on Liverpool University’s Master of Archives and Records Management course, writes: ? In January 2019, as part of my MA programme at Liverpool University, I catalogued a series of First World War correspondence from the Guardian (formerly Manchester Guardian) Archive held at…

via Cataloguing the First World War correspondence of the Manchester Guardian — Lives of Letters

Rescheduled: Digital Humanities Approaches to Text Editing, 15 May 2018

Sounds very interesting indeed.

Lives of Letters

This workshop was originally due to take place on 2 March, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The programme and venue remain the same. If you had signed up to the previous 2 March date, and have already been in touch to confirm you can attend on 15 May, there is no need to sign up again.

Our second workshop of the semester is open for registration via our Google form

Digital Humanities Approaches to Text Editing, 15 May 2018

This workshop will engage participants in a discussion about the future of Digital Humanities approaches to creating and displaying text editions. Three papers will explore best practices developed at a range of projects at Oxford, culminating in a roundtable discussion that looks forward to how similar initiatives can continue to be developed and supported at Manchester.

This event is co-hosted by DH@Manchester and takes place as part of DH…

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Curating Correspondence in a Digital Age

As ever – instructive, interesting, engaging on several levels.

Lives of Letters

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)

Prof David Denison, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and English Language, focused on issues of digital curation in the Image to Text:…

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