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Authored by Helena Clarkson

 

As a project archivist working on MAPP, with this blog I hope to introduce myself, and to reveal some of the behind the scenes work taking place whilst we build this digital archive.

From the beginning I've been very excited by this project.  The aspect that I admire most about it is that one of its aims is to break down barriers for its audience. For an archivist, access is vital. A digital archive has far less restriction placed upon it, whether due to the fact there are no geographical boundaries, or a permissions process for users to pass through. This has great implications for researchers and the public.

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Authored by Helen Southworth

Doing some day-to-day editing work for MAPP, I find myself trying to track down a “dummy or mock up” (a lorem ipsum or placeholder copy) of Libby Benedict’s The Refugees (1938), once owned, according to my own cryptic notes from a while ago, by Williams College in Massachusetts. Libby Benedict’s biography has just appeared at MAPP, authored by eminent Woolf scholar Diane Gillespie, Professor Emerita at Washington State University, home to the Leonard and Virginia Woolf Library.

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Authored by Alice Staveley

Helen Southworth and Nicola Wilson were interviewed about Woolf and the press for an episode of French Culture, part of a series of programs hosted by Italian/French novelist Simonetta Greggio.

Take a look and listen!

https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/grandes-traversees-virginia-woolf-la-traversee-des-apparences/devenir-editrice-et-feministe-tuer-lange-du-foyer

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Authored by Alice Staveley

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, we're excited to be hosting at Stanford University a companion conference to the June conference held at Reading University, on Women/Gender Minorities in Print/Publishing in the 20th Century.  This conference coincides with the annual MAPP group meeting and celebrates MAPP's new phase of development for which we have won a second round of funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in the form of an Insight Grant (2018-2023).  

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Authored by Nicola Wilson

We are delighted to share the programme for the Women in Publishing symposium at Reading next month, Thursday-Friday 13th and 14th June.

It is free to attend but places are limited - please contact Dr Sophie Heywood if you would like to attend (also stating any dietary or access requirements)

 

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Authored by Nicola Wilson

We are hiring an Archives Research Assistant to work on MAPP at Special Collections, University of Reading. This is a 0.4 post, fixed term for two years. Job spec and details on how to apply are available here: https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=4853

Written collectively by the students of ILS 695: Introducing Digital Humanities

Taught by Matthew Hannah, Spring 2019, Purdue University

 

E. P. Taylor, Amanda Leary, Alejandra Ortega, Bo Blew, Daniel Carrillo Jara, Margaret Sheble, Sunyoung Kim, and Shiyu Zhang

 

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Authored by Nicola Wilson

Women in Publishing, a one-day symposium at the University of Reading, Friday 14th June 2019 

“All publishing was run by many badly-paid women and a few much better-paid men” 

(Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor’s Life, 2002) 

 

Feminist book history and print culture is thriving. Recent books and projects exploring feminist publishers, modernist presses, and women’s work in periodicals and magazines has revealed the variety of ways in which women contributed to the circulation and production of nineteenth and twentieth-century print cultures. Academic interest in the value of networks and collaboration and the often overlooked aspect of women’s creative labour (#thanksfortyping) is at the forefront of some of this renewed interest in women’s diverse, deeply embedded work in publishing and the circulation of global print cultures. 

 

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Authored by Alice Staveley

Tomorrow, February 19, MAPP co-founder Alice Staveley and MAPP Project Manager, Anna Mukamal, are excited to be joining Matthew Hannah's graduate DH course at Purdue University to talk about DH project design, challenges and opportunies in DH work, and what it's like for a graduate student to become involved in DH initiatives as part of her doctoral education.  All part of MAPP's continuing outreach to innovative pedagogical experiments in the discipline across the nation.  

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Authored by Alice Staveley

What's on your Hogarth shelves?  Do you have stories associated with your collecting, reading, or acquiring of Hogarth Press books you would like to share?  If so, please consider submitting to the forthcoming "Collecting Woolf" issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, edited by Catherine Hollis.  Deadline: 31 October 2018

CFP: Collecting Virginia Woolf

Who collects Virginia Woolf and Hogarth Press books? When did the demand for and economic value of Woolf’s and the Hogarth Press’s books begin in the antiquarian book trade? Are Woolf and Hogarth Press books more or less desirable than other modernist first editions? What are the emotional, haptic, and educational values of early Woolf and Hogarth Press editions for scholars, students, and common readers? What do the book collections of Virginia and Leonard Woolf tell us about their lives as readers and writers? 

 

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