By Peter Miller on March 16, 2017
By Peter Miller on June 27, 2016
for advanced undergraduates and graduates) are scheduled for
Thursday, 23 March. All other papers will be delivered by faculty
and independent scholars.
An English Country Dance and pre-Dance workshop will take place
Friday, 24 March at 7 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms.
The conference website is available at https://janeaustenandthearts.
Online registration will be available by mid July.
By Peter Miller on April 10, 2016
In case you missed it, NINES’s digital collation tool Juxta got a shout-out from Tawnya Ravy on the Studies in the Novel website. As Tawnya explains, “Scholarly editions of [Frankenstein] often include the 1818 preface and 1831 introduction as paratexts for understanding the authorial background of the text, and Juxta allows students to verify Shelley’s claims about the distribution of alterations in the later edition as well as their impact on the story.” Tawnya’s full discussion can be found here: https://studiesinthenovel.org/content/juxta-and-frankenstein
For a collation of the 1818 and 1831 Frankensteins using Juxta, check this out: http://juxtacommons.org/shares/Nme50n
And for more information about using Juxta in the classroom and further examples, try this: http://www.juxtasoftware.org/using-juxta-in-the-classroom-scholars-lab-presentation/
By Peter Miller on March 10, 2016
Call for Chapters
International Migrations in the Victorian Era, Leiden: Brill, 2017.
Edited by Marie Ruiz (Université Paris Diderot, LARCA)
Migration in the Victorian era has been identified as a paramount feature of the history of worldwide migrations and diasporas. Contrary to popular belief, the Victorian era was not only marked by an extensive exodus from Britain to the USA and the British colonies, but the Victorians also experienced a great degree of inward migration with the arrival of Catholic Irish, and oppressed Jews and Germans among others. Inward, outward and internal movements were sometimes a response to economic hardships and employment opportunities, but this cannot solely explain the extent of international migrations in the Victorian era.
In the Victorian period, mass migration played a significant role in shaping the nation’s identity, as well as Britain’s relationships with the outside world. This raises the question of the impact of migrations on the Motherland, as the Victorian migration trends also attracted numerous immigrants and transmigrants, who ended up remaining in Britain rather than emigrating to the USA or the British colonies. Yet, while the origins of these immigrants and transmigrants are now difficult to trace, the question of their potential impact on the Victorian society needs to be addressed. Fears of racial degeneracy permeated the Victorian discourses on migration, and demographic and social balances were expected to be reached through people’s displacements.
This edited volume aims at offering a global perspective on international migrations in the Victorian era including emigration, immigration and internal migration within Britain. Papers relating to the following themes, though not exclusively, are welcome:
Cultural and artistic migrations
Emigration and philanthropy
Emigration and Trade-Unions
Factors determining migration
Family migration and individual migration
Female migrants and reproductive labour
Female migration in the Victorian era
Free passages to the New Worlds
Impact of demographics on migration
Impact of industrialisation on migration
Internal migration / rural exodus
Inward migration/outward migration
Migrant stories and diaries
Migration and Empire-building
Migration and patriotism
Migration and surplus populations
Migration in the press
Migration and the Transport Revolution
Migration and xenophobia
Migration in the visual arts
Migration on screen: representing Victorian migration
Migration regulations and public policies
Migration within the British Isles
Missions and missionaries
Networks of migrations
Patterns of migration
Ports of emigration
Seasonal and permanent migrations
Transmigration through Britain
Voluntary migration / involuntary migration
350-word abstracts, along with short academic biographies, should be submitted to email@example.com. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2016.
By Peter Miller on March 9, 2016
NINES is co-sponsoring a talk at Rare Book School on March 17 by Tom Mole, Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh. More info here: http://rarebookschool.org/all-programs/lectures/mole-anthologies/
The talk, titled “Scattered Odes in Shattered Books: Romantic Poems in Victorian Anthologies,” is free and open to the public. Please join us!
By Peter Miller on January 26, 2016
We are excited to announce that the Carlyle Letters Online project (CLO) is now available on NINES. CLO offers users a unique perspective on the 19th century through the words of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. On the CLO site you can browse over 10,000 of the Carlyles’ collected letters by date, recipient, subject, and volume. NINES and CLO invite you to explore a correspondence featuring some of the most influential artistic, philosophic, and literary personalities of the day. Begin via this saved search or the CLO homepage. Enjoy!
By Brandon Walsh on October 12, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship will be partnering with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in order to offer opportunities for members to participate in the series of DH courses at the University of Victoria, June 6th-10th and June 13th-17th 2016.
Registration for DHSI is now open. This year DHSI will span 2 weeks of courses, in part to support those enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities at U Victoria. Participants may choose to attend 1 or 2 week-long workshops. In 2016, 43 courses ranging from old favourites to exciting first-time ventures will be on offer. Each week of DHSI will include a week long training workshop, as well as a selection of colloquia, unconferences, and institute lectures and panels (by Laura Estill, TAMU; Jon Saklofske, Acadia U; James Cummings, Oxford U). Tuition scholarships are available for students, and NINES members can register at a discounted cost of $300.00 for students and $650.00 for non-students (for registration before April 1st 2016).
In 2016, DHSI will align with the Electronic Literature Organization conference and the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Modelling & Prototyping conference. For a full list of courses, to register, to apply for a tuition scholarship, or for more information, please go to dhsi.org. Make sure to register with a NINES discount code (NINES-Student or NINES-Non-Student).
By annieswafford on October 8, 2015
[Written by Joanna Swafford and cross-posted from https://annieswafford.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/pedagogical-outreach-for-nines]
In the coming weeks and months, I hope to do a survey of how the projects NINES has peer-reviewed are used in classes and start creating a repository of lesson plans and assignments.
To start us off, here is an example of how I’ve used the crowd-sourcing project Book Traces in the classroom. For anyone who hasn’t yet used it, Book Traces is a site, sponsored by NINES, that collects 19th century marginalia from 19th century books located in the stacks (not special collections) of university libraries. Participants then photograph these examples of marginalia and upload them into the site to create an archive of readers’ markings in texts, helping scholars examine how actual Victorian readers responded to literature. In my introduction to digital humanities class, my students first read articles about Book Traces, then met with librarian Stephan Macaluso, who explained how to recognize different types of 19th century handwriting (Copperplate, Spencerian, and Palmer) and writing implements (steel-nip and fountain pen) so they could figure out which marginalia would meet the assignment requirements. Armed with this knowledge, we let them loose in the stacks. Even though SUNY New Paltz’s library only contains about 2000 books from the 19th century, most of my students were able to find examples to upload into Book Traces, and in fact, they uploaded the 400th unique volume into the site. Here are some of their most interesting discoveries:
One student found a handwritten letter in German from 1897 attached to the inside cover of Johann Gustav Droysen’s Principles of History, which was translated from the original German into English by E. Benjamin Andrews. The letter appears to be from the writer to the translator, giving him permission to translate the book into English.
Another student found the book Shakespeare: The Man and his Stage with the inscription “To Barry Lupino . . . .a souvenir, Theatre Royal Huddenfield, July 16, 1923 from Alfred Wareing”: with some research, she was able to determine that Lupino was a British actor, and Wareing, a theatrical producer with a reputation for producing demanding productions and creating the Theatre Royal.
Book Traces gets students into the library, encourages them to rethink their definition of a book, and engages them in a large-scale scholarly project, while showing them that research can be fun. If you’d like to do an assignment like this in one of your classes, feel free to use my assignment as a model: https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/dhm293/online-assignment-3-book-traces/
If you have assignments using digital projects that NINES has peer-reviewed, or if you have other ideas as to how NINES can bolster its pedagogical mission, please email, tweet, or comment on this post!
I look forward to hearing from all of you!
By Brandon Walsh on October 6, 2015
NINES is pleased to announce that Professor Joanna Swafford will be joining NINES as a member of the Executive Council. Professor Swafford is Assistant Professor for Interdisciplinary and Digital Teaching and Scholarship at SUNY New Paltz where she directs the Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) Lab. Professor Swafford, a former NINES fellow, will also join NINES as our new Head of Pedagogical Initiatives, where she will bring her expertise in digital pedagogy to bear on the robust community of scholars using NINES in the classroom. Her recent projects include Songs of the Victorians and Augmented Notes, both of which aim to enable wider audiences to participate in interdisciplinary conversations about music and text. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on twitter at @annieswafford.
By Brandon Walsh on September 28, 2015
NINES is excited to announce the availability of our newest peer review resource: The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. The archive is a comprehensive collection of e-texts of all of Poe’s prose and poetic writings, from the original sources and with multiple versions to reflect revisions during his lifetime. As this is a large resource, we will be releasing it into NINES in installments. While all of the resources can already be found at the archive’s website itself, this initial release only brings the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe into NINES.
Many congratulations are due to Jeffrey Savoye and the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore for this substantial achievement! You can find all of the objects in NINES from this resource at this saved search. Stay tuned for a future release of the rest of this archive into NINES. Happy researching!