Tag: digital humanities

Travel Back in Time with Jane Austen

The What Jane Saw website boasts a new look and, soon, an eighteenth-century expansion. This experiment in digital humanities, created by Austen scholar Janine Barchas, currently features a virtual tour of the first-ever retrospective exhibition of celebrated portrait painter Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), as seen by Jane Austen in 1813 at the British Institution at 52 Pall Mall, London (1805-1867). Barchas and her…

Orlando: An Indispensable, Born-Digital Resource

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…

Cooking in the Archives: Adventurous Eating and Early Modern Cookery

Today, many people proudly identify themselves as foodies, adventurous eaters with refined palettes. Slow food is in and fast food is out. Farm-to-table, locally grown, organic cooking has overtaken the popularity of easy, mass produced pre-packaged meals or food items. But what would these foodies say to really slow food, to recipes designed around lack…