By tracing Elizabeth Cobbold and her poem “Ode on the Victory of Waterloo” (1815) through each facet of the Stainforth Library project, we learn that Cobbold’s work is in conversation with canonical male poets Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Robert Southey (Poet Laureate at the time), and others. To date, her work has not received … Continue reading Conclusion: Putting Cobbold in dialogue with canonical male Romantic-era poets
MLA Stainforth Exhibit in Inside Higher Ed
The Stainforth exhibit at MLA appeared in an Inside Higher Ed article today that covered recent Digital Humanities sessions at MLA14, held in Chicago this past weekend. Clearly, I should have tattooed our project URL to my right arm. The article covers the diverse content and popularity of DH sessions at this year’s MLA, and … Continue reading MLA Stainforth Exhibit in Inside Higher Ed
Visualizing Stainforth’s Library Bookshelves: Where Were Cobbold’s Books?
How did Stainforth arrange his books? We need computing to help us answer this question. For me, one of the most important parts of the Stainforth Library project is our endeavor to create a digital visualization of how the collector arranged his books in his private library. My plan is to do this with … Continue reading Visualizing Stainforth’s Library Bookshelves: Where Were Cobbold’s Books?
Comparing Cobbold’s Entries in the Manuscript Catalog to the Sotheby’s catalog: What Do We Learn?
Scholars and students can learn about women writers, collectors, and book culture in 19th-century Britain by comparing the entries for an author in Stainforth’s manuscript catalog of the books in his library to the entry for the same author in Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge’s catalog (1867), compiled by the auctioneers in order to sell Stainforth’s … Continue reading Comparing Cobbold’s Entries in the Manuscript Catalog to the Sotheby’s catalog: What Do We Learn?
Norlin Special Collections to Acquire New Stainforth Collections
Team Stainforth is excited to report that we are in dialogue with the British Library to obtain high-resolution digital copies of three small collections belonging to Stainforth that are currently in BL holdings. These include scrapbooks in which he pasted poems by women cut-out from magazines, newspapers, letters, pamphlets, and other sources. These scrapbooks even … Continue reading Norlin Special Collections to Acquire New Stainforth Collections
Manuscript transcription for Cobbold’s entries
This chapter of our presentation illustrates the transcription process for Elizabeth Cobbold’s entries in the Catalog manuscript. The manuscript catalog entries for Cobbold tell us which of her works were available for acquisition in the mid-19th century. The works in Stainforth’s library by Elizabeth Cobbold can be found on two consecutive pages of his catalog: … Continue reading Manuscript transcription for Cobbold’s entries
Introduction: Learning from The Stainforth Library of Women Writers at MLA 2014
MLA 2014 Session #528: “Digital Humanities from the Ground Up” For this exhibit, University of Colorado Boulder collaborators Deborah Hollis, Kirstyn Leuner, and Holley Long share how The Stainforth Library of Women Writers digital humanities project promotes collaborative, interdisciplinary research and learning for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty scholars. Deborah Hollis is Associate Professor and … Continue reading Introduction: Learning from The Stainforth Library of Women Writers at MLA 2014
Using the Stainforth Library as a Pedagogical Tool
This chapter of our exhibit provides examples of how the Stainforth Library Project can be used for teaching. Here are two examples, each with a more detailed description that follows: Example 1: Use the Stainforth project as a model to inspire student-curated digital exhibits that explore rare books featured in Norlin Special Collections and Stainforth’s … Continue reading Using the Stainforth Library as a Pedagogical Tool
About Elizabeth Cobbold (1764-1824)
Cobbold [née Knipe; other married name Clarke] was born on 25 February 1764 in London to Elizabeth Burchet and Robert Knipe (c.1731–1801), a merchant and a director of the London Assurance Corporation. At 19 years old, Elizabeth published her first collection of poetry entitled Poems on various subjects (1783). She dedicated her third work, Six … Continue reading About Elizabeth Cobbold (1764-1824)
Tracing Elizabeth Cobbold’s “Ode on the Victory of Waterloo” (1815) across The Stainforth Library
This MLA 2014 exhibit of the Stainforth Library will demonstrate what we can learn from tracing Elizabeth Cobbold’s poem “Ode to the Victory of Waterloo” (1815) across the various facets of the Stainforth Library project as well as the processes of building the Library. Here, you will find brief explanations or illustrations of the following … Continue reading Tracing Elizabeth Cobbold’s “Ode on the Victory of Waterloo” (1815) across The Stainforth Library