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The Women Writers Project focuses on research from pre-Victorian women writers. Initially established in 1988, this long-term project supports research, archiving, text encoding, and various digital projects that center on women writers. The WWP is also associated with the annual “Women in the Archives” conference at Brown University.

This project is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities among other organizations. WWP supports researchers worldwide, and the project also provides access to rare materials by women that otherwise would go unread and untaught. This is just one of many inspiring digital projects that have been enabled by a widening digital-humanities environment.

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3D Character Analysis

Calling attention to the rise in 3D printing technologies, and the quest for different kinds of creative projects being produced in the humanities, would it be possible to create a character analysis in three dimensions? Recently, some high school students in Virginia did just that.

The notion that one could piece together the details of a character, and actually create the characters provides a way to both engage emerging technologies and a close reading of a text.

 

The Modernism Lab

Yale University has set up a “virtual space dedicated to collaborative research into the roots of literary modernism.” The site contains a research platform, a wiki page of interpretive essays on modernist works, a digital archive of modernist e-texts, and an Undergraduate Gateway that helps undergraduates study modernism. The website can be found here: The Modernism Lab

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