Featured Collection: Digital Library of the Caribbean

Our first featured collection comes to us from the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries, which has partnered with the Digital Library of the Caribbean to make available a large collection of maps and images accessible through 18thConnect. According to the Digital Library of the Caribbean: “The dLOC Caribbean Map Collection‘s maps represent only […]

August 2019, Elizabeth Brissey Appointed Project Manager for 18thConnect.Org

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Brissey to the 18thConnect team as project manager. Elizabeth is a PhD candidate at Auburn University, where she studies Medieval and Early Modern epistemology, material culture, book history, and cognitive studies in literature. As project manager, Elizabeth is assisting in checking submissions of XML for peer review, uploading materials […]

18th Connect’s New Director: Dr. Emily Friedman

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Emily Friedman, Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, has been appointed director of 18th Connect! Dr. Friedman received her master’s degree from the University of York, England and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri. In addition to her work with 18thConnect, Dr. Friedman is the […]

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 […]

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 […]