Early Modern OCR Project

eMOP Project at Texas A&M Receives Funding from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

English Professor Laura Mandell, Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC), along with two co-PIs Professor Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna and Professor Richard Furuta, are very pleased to announce that Texas A&M has received a 2-year, $734,000 development grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP, The […]

To Miss Anne Wagner. (Elizabeth Venables, Abergale, 29th July 1803)

Image of the Week: Female Friendship in 18thC

Celebrate female friendship this week by investigating the friendship book of Anne Wagner, or the Anne Wagner album, 1795-1834. (Also called the Anne Wagner keepsake album, 1795-1834 and Souvenir D’Amitié.) Searchable in 18thConnect, this friendship book is hosted on the New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery. The album contains missives, watercolors, and collages to and from […]

The Frontispiece to A trip to Paris, in July and August, 1792. By Mr. Twiss.

Featured Text: A Summer in Paris, 1792

  This month’s TypeWright Featured Text is A trip to Paris, in July and August, 1792. By Mr. Twiss (1793). In late summer 1792, Paris became a city of revolution and violence, and the world was fascinated and horrified by the events leading up to and including the September Massacres. Mr. Twiss, the author of the featured text, […]

MESA to Receive Funding

18thConnect is pleased to announce that MESA (the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance) has received a three-year, $150,000 Implementation Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. MESA is part of ARC (Advanced Research Consortium) and is partnered with NINES (Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online), 18thConnect, and REKn (the Renaissance English Knowledgebase). Founded by Tim Stinson (Professor of English at North […]

Remixing 18thC Materials: Creating Exhibits

Remixing 18thC Materials: Creating Exhibits

“The Moment of Imagination”: Published by W. George and from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division The 18thConnect Exhibit is a space to remix, create, and present information and images to groups, classes, and peers on the site. Our newly created exhibit, How to Build an Exhibit in 18thConnect, contains illustrations and step-by-step […]


Featured Text: Summer Poetry

  This month’s TypeWright Featured Text is The Tunbridge-Miscellany: Consisting of Poems, &c. Written at Tunbridge-Wells this Summer. By Several Hands (1712). The title page of this text describes the collection of poetry with a quote from Ovid’s Heroides and Amores: “Carminibus meritas celebrare/ Puellas Dos mea.” Taken from one of Ovid’s love poems, the quote […]

REKn to Partner With ARC

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Renaissance English Knowledgebase (REKn) project will become the next node within ARC (Advanced Research Consortium), joining NINES (Nineteeth-century Scholarship Online), 18thConnect, and MESA (the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance). REKn, an electronic research database that contains a large quantity of both primary and secondary materials related to […]

Image of the Week: The Political Locust (1795)

Image of the Week: The Political Locust (1795)

Inspired by the oncoming summer heat waves, this week’s image is a hand-colored cartoon etching by Isaac Cruikshank (1764-1811), a British printmaker and caricaturist. The above image is of a giant locust eating the remains of “Poor Old England,” as reinforcement locusts (labeled “French Priests”) fly in the background, during the summer of 1795. As seen […]