Month: March 2016

Folger Transcribathon at VCU: Creating and Empowering a Community of New Paleographers

Dr. Paul Dingman (standing on the right) addresses the VCU transcribathon as Dr. Heather Wolfe (standing on the left) helps an undergraduate paleographer. Photo courtesy of Sue Robinson, Director of Communications and Public Relations for VCU Libraries.

A few weeks ago, the Virginia Commonwealth University English Department, the VCU Humanities Research Center and VCU Libraries held the university’s first transcribathon in conjunction with the Folger Shakespeare Library’s ongoing crowdsourced transcription project, Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO for short). The event was a chance for students and interested members of the public to…

Build Your Vocabulary with Huggable 18th-Century Favorites

Image via Cozy Classics

What are men to wool and needles? Brothers Jack and Holman Wang, the creative minds behind the Google Doodle for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 148th birthday, are making eighteenth-century classics more huggable with their unique needle-felted adaptations. Their celebrated board book series, Cozy Classics, embraces well-loved titles like Emma, Les Misérables, and Jane Eyre as inspiration…