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?
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Welcome to the TOC for our MLA 2014 Exhibit, “Learning from The Stainforth Library of Women Writers,” in session #528 “Digital Humanities from the Ground Up,” Jan. 11, 2014. “This is the technical equivalent of quilting–that we’re bringing together our research interests and ultimately pushing undergraduate teaching forward.” -Deborah Hollis, UCB Special Collections Contents 1. Introduction: Learning from … Continue reading MLA 2014 Exhibit