Category Archives: Reblogged

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

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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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Reblogged: Networks and Individuals: Opportunities and challenges in mapping relationships through the study of correspondence

Insightful and informative summary of papers, discussions, and at the end a very useful list of relevant questions that necessitate further research and debate.

Lives of Letters

The Lives and Afterlives of Letters Network’s three events for semester 1 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 first session took place on Thursday 12 October in the historic surrounds of the Christie Room at the John Rylands Library, and centred on the study of Networks and Individuals.

A report of the four lightning talks and the discussion following is provided below.

Roberta Mazza (UoM, Classics and Ancient History): Networking in Roman and Byzantine Egypt: Private Letters on Papyrus From the John Rylands Collection

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Dr Roberta Mazza, Lecturer in Graeco-Roman Material Culture, presented an overview of the focus of her recent research: the John Rylands Library’s collections of 2000…

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Reblogged: ‘Writing to the Moment: Walpole’s Letters’; public lecture, 10 October 2017, Durham

Why read letters that were written over two hundred and fifty years ago? What are the special qualities of the letter as a form of writing, and what special insights into social and cultural history do letters afford? Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was a man of remarkably diverse talents: novelist, art historian, dramatist, designer, collector, politician […]

via Writing to the Moment: Walpole’s Letters (Public lecture, 10th October) — READ Research English At Durham

Reblogged: Upcoming Enlightenment Correspondences session

The next session of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network will take place on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 1-2 p.m. (sandwiches available from 12.45), at Ertegun House (37A St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LD). Our speaker will be Professor Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes University), with a talk entitled ‘“Cosmopolites or Nationalists?”: Mme de Stael, Anna Amalia of […]

via Nicole Pohl, ‘“Cosmopolites or Nationalists?”: Mme de Stael, Anna Amalia of Saxe-Weimar, Frederick II, Rahel Varnhagen and Caroline de la Motte-Fouque in Dialogue’ — Enlightenment Correspondences

Felix Waldmann (Cambridge), ‘The Correspondence of David Hume’ — Enlightenment Correspondences

Welcome back to another year of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network! Our first speaker will be Felix Waldmann (Cambridge), whose talk on ‘The Correspondence of David Hume’ has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 22 November (Seventh Week), at Ertegun House (37A St Giles). Sandwiches will be available from 12.45, with the seminar beginning at 1. If […]

via Felix Waldmann (Cambridge), ‘The Correspondence of David Hume’ — Enlightenment Correspondences

Reblogged: Announcement: MLA 2017 Special Session on Godwin, Shelley, and Hazlitt — Pamela Clemit

A Special Session will be held at the 2017 MLA Annual Convention (Philadelphia, 5-8 January) on Thursday 5 January, 1:45-3:00 p.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center. Reloading the Romantic Canon: New Texts and Contexts from Godwin, Shelley, and Hazlitt Until the last two decades of the twentieth century, the canon of British Romantic authors installed by the […]

via Announcement: MLA 2017 Special Session on Godwin, Shelley, and Hazlitt — Pamela Clemit

Reblogged: The Correspondence of the Verri Brothers (1766-1797) and Newly Edited Online Resources on the Italian Enlightenment

By Pierre Musitelli (École normale supérieure, Paris)   The correspondence between Pietro Verri (1728-1797) and Alessandro (1741-1816) Verri, two brothers from the enlightened Milanese aristoc…

Source: The Correspondence of the Verri Brothers (1766-1797) and Newly Edited Online Resources on the Italian Enlightenment