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Feminist Bibliographical Praxis

What follows is a talk I gave (over zoom) on June 29, 2022, for the London Rare Book School. I’m deeply grateful to Elizabeth Savage for the invitation to speak—both for her original invitation to deliver this in person back in the summer of 2020...
From: Wynken de Worde on 8 Sep 2022

SAA workshop: Teaching with Special Collections

Back in the beforetimes, I submitted a proposal to the Shakespeare Association of America to run a workshop in the planned spring 2021 annual meeting in Austin on “Teaching with Special Collections.” My hope was to do the same thing that drives...
From: Wynken de Worde on 18 Aug 2020

notes on feminist bibliography

One of my current projects has been thinking about what a feminist practice of bibliography looks like. As I’ve shared before, I struggled when writing my book to figure out how to build a feminist stance when I was focused on machines and processes...
From: Wynken de Worde on 10 Mar 2020

blogging days of yore

Remember how once upon a time I used to find weird old printing things and get excited about them and then blog about them? That was fun. I’m going to try doing that again, only this time in newsletter form. The tl;dr version is that you can...
From: Wynken de Worde on 17 Oct 2019

libraries and climate change

Today is the Global Climate Strike. I don’t know how anyone can look at the world around them and not be worried about how the climate is changing and how we are not taking action to prevent disaster. About a year and a half ago I started thinking...
From: Wynken de Worde on 20 Sep 2019

weaving a feminist book history

Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly curious about how we might imagine and create feminist book history. And so I was thrilled when I saw that Valerie Wayne was leading a seminar at this year’s Shakespeare Association of America...
From: Wynken de Worde on 17 Mar 2018

creating a digitized facsimile wishlist

For the last couple of years, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with finding examples of early printed books that aren’t available as open-access digital facsimiles. Why have I been thinking about this? It started off with some frustration that...
From: Wynken de Worde on 29 Nov 2017

book history questions and digital facsimiles

Last weekend I attended a wonderful conference at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for the History of Digital and Print Culture, “BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities.” It was a great gathering of people who live at the...
From: Wynken de Worde on 29 Sep 2017

what do digitized first folios do for us?

Last August, Emma Smith’s The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio was published and I was and am delighted to have a piece in this one-stop-shopping introduction to F1. My contribution, to the surprise of no one, is on digitized...
From: Wynken de Worde on 16 Feb 2017

looking for open digital collections

A view of books on the shelves of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vault; detail of a photo by @pleasant_peasants (all rights reserved)Because I have a project coming up that will need lots of pictures of early printed books, I’ve been trying...
From: Wynken de Worde on 21 Jul 2016

searching for a Blazing World

I’ve just come back from the annual conference for the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (more commonly known as RBMS, thank goodness, because that’s a mouthful). I was honored to be asked...
From: Wynken de Worde on 27 Jun 2016

how do you use digital special collections?

detail of armorial stamp (Folger 269- 362f)I’ve been thinking about the digital landscape of special collections recently (hi, RBMS16!) and while I have lots of thoughts on how I come across and use the digital incarnations of rare books and manuscript...
From: Wynken de Worde on 17 Jun 2016

new! digital facsimiles, Shakespeare apps & performance, close reading Othello & theater

Greetings! If you are, like me, waiting for the big blizzard to come and bury us all, might you like something else to read? Or if you are far away from the panic and are sick of everyone talking about it, might you like something else to read? I have...
From: Wynken de Worde on 22 Jan 2016

what those libraries were in The Toast

I thoroughly enjoyed “How To Decorate Your Dream Library” by Amy Collier for The Toast. But because I am me, I was made insane by the lack of captions identifying any of the libraries pictured, so I went ahead and worked my way through...
From: Wynken de Worde on 5 Jan 2016

books with friends

In the last few years I’ve started to keep track of what I’ve read. I don’t do anything fancy: I have a google doc and I write down the author and title of each book I’m reading and some quick notes on it, keeping track of the...
From: Wynken de Worde on 3 Jan 2016

digitization and scale: a kuni-ezu map

Look at this amazing map: 1837 Ōmi Kuni-ezu (Branner Earth Science Library & Map Collections, Stanford University) I’m not a Japanese scholar, so I’m not going to have a good explanation of this, but my understanding is that it’s...
From: Wynken de Worde on 17 Nov 2015

questions to ask when you learn of digitization projects

beach photographer ca. 1890 (National Media Museum, via flickr commons) Some days you wake up and you see announcements of a new project to digitize a collection of primary source materials. Perhaps an archive that covers centuries of technological and...
From: Wynken de Worde on 6 Oct 2015

looking aslant

the verso of John Starkey’s bookseller’s advertisement in the back of John Dancer’s translation of Tasso’s Aminta (London, 1660; Folger Shakespeare Library, T172) I have a lot of pictures of this book. I’ll write something...
From: Wynken de Worde on 9 Sep 2015

resources: digital First Folios

I’ve written about digitizing Shakespeare’s First Folio before, looking at the interfaces of the many different copies out there. But I’m turning my attention to this again for my contribution on the subject for the in-progress Cambridge...
From: Wynken de Worde on 20 Aug 2015

how to destroy special collections with social media

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Rare Book School to deliver a talk in their 2015 lecture series. It was the last week of their summer season in Charlottesville, the week when the Descriptive Bibliography course (aka “boot camp”) was...
From: Wynken de Worde on 31 Jul 2015

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