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Paratext and Metadata: the Interfaces of Eighteenth-Century Collections Online

17 September 2020

This post was orginally written for and published by the Eighteenth-Century Paratext Research Network in August 2020. My thanks to Corinna Readioff for permission to re-blog it via...

Pandemics, plagues, and literature

11 June 2020

Detail from the cover of Camus, La Peste. Public Domain, Wikimedia I’m sure there will be more, but I thought it timely to pull together in one place the various blogs and articles...

Screens, microfilms, and books: dreams and reality

13 September 2019

In 1935 scholar-technologist Robert C. Binckley imagined how, with the aid of microfilm publishing, ‘the scholar in a small town can have resources of great metropolitan libraries...

Defoe, Truth, and Lies: CFP for BSECS 2018

7 September 2017

Call For Papers:  Defoe Society panel at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference, Oxford, January 2018. ‘Defoe, Truth, and Lies’ But these...