Author Archives: Justine Price

Hamlet and the Region of Death

An interview with Franco Moretti on reading and data mining. Note the closing comment where he states that the gap between his reader self and his scholar self is widening. Thoughts?

Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books

Humanities 2.0: The Masses Help Scholars Transcribe Manuscripts

Jeremy Bentham’s prodigious archive meets… crowd sourcing here. [Insert panopticonic editorial supervision quip here.]

Humanities 2.0, a new series in the New York Times

The Times is starting a new series today, Humanities 2.0, with an article by Patricia Cohen, here.

CFP for the 2011 SHARP conference

The CFP for the annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing has been announced here.

The theme, Science & Art, may be of interest to many of us beyond our work in periodicals (e.g. Joyce and the new Physics), but there’s also a suggested theme on the book as a work of art. A panel or paper on periodicals that were meant to be æsthetic objects in their own right (e.g., Camera WorkRhythmThe Little ReviewDYN) might be interesting and eminently reasonable. Sadly, I’m scheduled to be elsewhere this week in July, but I waned to get this out to anyone who might be interested.



American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

Wondering if anyone else received the following announcement from ProQuest, which has partnered off with the Center for Research Libraries.  Comments on the periodicals offered?

Here’s the live link:


It’s here! American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries
Now you can expand your research capabilites with a new full-color, full-text online historical periodicals resource made possible via an innovative partnership between ProQuest and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. This essential collection contains archival quality scans of journal content that can be cross-searched with leading ProQuest collections such as American Periodicals Series Online and ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Upon completion, American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries will contain three million pages that can illuminate your American history research. Click here to request a trial for your library.

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The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme: Call for Applications

An interesting call for applications; please don’t be thrown by the  use of ‘pre-modern’ in the grant description, as this is a relatively flexible program.  The EAP will fund projects to preserve all kinds of archives that are in former colonies/the developing world.  This can include archives left by modern/Western [yes, all sorts of problematic terms here] writers, artists, journalists, &c. who may have spent time abroad. Per the current recipient list, this can include places such as Cuba, the former Eastern Bloc, India, and so forth…  JP

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme

– Call for applications –

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is now accepting applications for the next round of funding. Detailed information on the timetable, criteria, eligibility and procedures for applying for a grant is available on the Programme’s website. Applications will be accepted in English or in French. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant applications is 5 November 2010. Continue reading