K-SAA Virtual Events: “Everyday Women Who Made Book History: The Stainforth Project as a Digital Compass”

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

September 30th, 11 AM EST
Please join the Zoom meeting here (registration required).


K-SAA’s new virtual events series highlights recent digital archives and projects, particularly those that shed light on the lives and works of marginalized peoples in the Romantic era and the long eighteenth century.

In this first event chaired by Professor Michelle Levy (Simon Fraser University), Professors Kirstyn Leuner (Santa Clara University) and Deborah Hollis (University of Colorado Boulder) discuss their work on The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing, http://stainforth.scu.edu. The heart of the project is a searchable, TEI-encoded scholarly digital edition of Francis Stainforth’s 746-page manuscript library catalog. Francis Stainforth (1797-1866) was an Anglican clergyman of London-area parishes, and his book collection is the largest known private library of Anglophone women’s writing collected in the nineteenth century. The authors, editors, and translators in the library include poor and working-class women; those with disabilities; writers of a variety of religions including Jews and Quakers; African American women; children as young as eleven or twelve years old; survivors of assault; incarcerated women; and queer writers.

During a brief presentation followed by a Q & A, the speakers will discuss how the Stainforth project can serve as …read more

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