“Archives, Numbers, Meaning:” A Coda

Cross-posted at… mattieburkert.com In our 2016 essay, “Archives, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale,” we presented a quantitative analysis of over 1,400 archival playbills from mid-eighteenth-century London (you can download our data here). Our analysis showed that in this period, the seemingly empty designation “a Play” functioned as a marker of mixed and sometimesContinue reading ““Archives, Numbers, Meaning:” A Coda”

BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities Conference CFP

BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities September 22-24, 2017 | Madison, Wisconsin web: http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/conferences/ Call for Individual Papers and Complete/Partial Panels Proposals due to printculture@slis.wisc.edu<mailto:printculture@slis.wisc.edu> by April 15, 2017 Decision Notification by May 15, 2017 Organizers: Jonathan Senchyne, Heather Wacha, Mark Vareschi Questions to: printculture@slis.wisc.edu Keynote Lecture: Matthew Kirschenbaum, Professor of English atContinue reading “BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities Conference CFP”

Mark Vareschi ~ Assistant Professor  ~ Department of English  ~ University of Wisconsin – Madison – e-mail My current book project, Everywhere and Nowhere: Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century England considers the ubiquity and near invisibility of both anonymity and mediation in the publication and circulation of literature. Anonymous authorship was typical and therefore everywhere; James Raven, for example,Continue reading