Digital Miscellanies Index meets The World

Posted by Abigail Williams on Monday, January 10, 2011 with 2 comments
The Digital Miscellanies Index had its first significant outing in the scholarly world at this year's BSECS (British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies). In a brazen bid for world domination, we presented material from the project in three different sessions: a trial session of the live database with a panel of learned and generous guinea-pigs; a panel of papers by Claud, John, and Jenny, and a paper by me on snippets in miscellanies (alongside Judith Hawley in jewellery made of textual snippets). Next year's plans include a session of miscellany music in the Gardeners' Arms, and a craft workshop....
I learnt a lot of new things about the eighteenth century: about the cultural history of crying; sexual politics of Bohemian folk history; and not least, that the Godwin website has a significant following in Neenah, Wisconsin.