The Early Modern Commons


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Digital receptions of Esther Inglis

23 June 2017

Esther Inglis (1570/71-1624) is now regarded as one of the finest calligraphers to have worked in England and Scotland during the early modern period. As Gillian Wright on the Perdita...

Exploring data visualizations and putting the “digital” in “digital humanities”

9 June 2017

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that there’s been a shift in the kinds of things I’ve been posting lately. Suddenly, photos of rare books and manuscripts...

Layers of reception and tiers of transmission

26 May 2017

How do we capture evidence about the reception of women’s writing and how do we structure it for comparative purposes? In the process of data cleaning, myself and Bronagh McShane,...

Four early modern books from the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway – as seen at #recirc17

19 May 2017

In the preceding post, Bronagh McShane discussed three early modern books from the Galway Dominican convent library, now preserved in the James Hardiman Library. This post discusses...