The Women Writers Project: A Look Under the Hood with Julia Flanders on April 29th

April 29th, 2016
12:15-1:30 P.M.
CTLR Lounge

Graphic of speakers by gender in the play the Convent of Pleasure

The Northeastern University Women Writers Project has been active for 28 years as a digital humanities research and publication effort. During that time, the academic digital landscape has changed enormously, and the WWP’s methods, tools, and publication methods have had to adapt in response. This presentation will introduce the project and explore what it publishes, how it is used, how it has developed over time, and how its underlying data provides the long-term potential for research, teaching, and analysis. We’ll also discuss issues such as how to train and mentor students working for digital research projects, how to maintain and document large-scale digital publication systems to ensure their stability and adaptability over time, and how techniques of digital editing and transcription intersect with larger questions of scholarly interpretation.

Julia Flanders is a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities.

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The Women Writers Project: A Look Under the Hood

Date: April 29, 2016

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