Revealing Voices: Skye Shirley

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Skye Shirley’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series. I started keeping a diary when I was twelve.  Like many young women, I found in my diaries a space for unbridled questioning, imagining, and self-expression.  At my peak around age sixteen, I bought a jumbo 500-page journal and filled it within months.  I […]

Collaborative Digital Humanities during the Pandemic: A Retrospective

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As official health reports continue to suggest that an FDA-approved vaccine will be imminently available, the world now braces for a second act to our quarantined existence. Waiting until the summer months to “return to normal” feels both tantalizingly close and dauntingly out of reach, and the question of what will be considered “normal” lingers […]

Revealing Voices: Jacqueline Broad and Catherine Sutherland

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Jacqueline Broad and Catherine Sutherland’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series. In his biographical sketch of Mary Astell in 1752, George Ballard records Astell as ‘intimately acquainted with many classic authors.  Those she admired most were Zenophon, Plato, Hierocles, Tully, Seneca, Epictetus, and M. Antoninus.’[1]  In Ruth Perry’s landmark biography of Mary […]