Category: Public and Digital Pedagogy

Public and Digital Pedagogy is pedagogy that serves or engages the public, such as workshops for the public at libraries and other research institutions as well as interactive online pedagogical activities and services, e.g. The Grub Street Project. This section may also include public and new media pedagogical methodologies, although primary discussion of academic/classroom pedagogy will remain the purview our parent journal, ABO.

Maria Edgeworth’s (Deleted) Thoughts on Frances Burney’s Evelina

15 August [1783]. Maria Edgeworth to Fanny Robinson. ALS. 7 pp. HM 28589. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. p. 2

I spent the month of June 2016 at the Huntington Library, combing through its archives for items related to my book project on revision and the eighteenth-century novel. Some of these items were the work of Maria Edgeworth, an important late eighteenth-century novelist and education writer. The Huntington has 77 letters by Edgeworth, almost all…

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…

The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818): Understanding the Emergence of a Genre

Lady's Magazine

The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818): Understanding the Emergence of a GenreThe project “The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818): Understanding the Emergence of a Genre” is a two-year Leverhulme Trust project run out of the University of Kent by Jennie Batchelor, Koenraad Claes and Jenny DiPlacidi. Its aims are to make this enduringly popular, influential but neglected periodical accessible…

To make maccarons of valentia Almonds: a guest post by Cooking in the Archives collaborators Marissa Nicosia and Alyssa Connell

Macaroon Recipe

ABOPublic is excited to welcome Marissa Nicosia and Alyssa Connell of Cooking in the Archives, who’ve prepared a special holiday joint post for our readers. You can also see the recipe here along with all of their other updated early modern recipes. Be sure to check out their site! What do ladies bake? Ladies bake macaroons,…

Orlando: An Indispensable, Born-Digital Resource

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The Orlando Project was born from The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present (1990) compiled by Virginia Blain, Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy. That major reference book, covering writers in English from every national tradition, contains the fruits of a great deal of original research. But despite…