The WWP Adds Several New Exhibits to Women Writers in Context

Sarah Connell, Project Manager on the Women Writers Project, passed along another exciting announcement! Since 1986, The Women Writers Project has been committed to ensuring that texts written by women in the early modern period are digitized and accessible to contemporary audiences. Northeastern is privileged to host one of the oldest projects in the field of digital humanities and aid its ongoing work. Visit our Projects page to learn more about the WWP and other initiatives supported by the Digital Scholarship Group.

The WWP is pleased to announce that we have added several new exhibits to Women Writers in Context, an experimental publication series designed to engage readers in exploration and discovery of topics related to early women’s writing. Exhibits are brief essays that combine critical arguments, images and media objects, visualizations, and links to the primary sources in Women Writers Online.

The Women Writers in Context platform is designed to serve as a point of entry for the materials in Women Writers Online, highlighting connections among the texts and their authors. Exhibits have several reading and display options, with contextual details for the persons and texts discussed, a timeline view showing significant events, and links to additional readings and information.

The newly released exhibits, written by scholars of literary and historical studies, offer introductions to works by Margaret Cavendish, Eliza Haywood, Mary Sidney, Mary Waite, Dorothy Burch, Anne Bradstreet, and Dorothy Leigh. These exhibits invite consideration of the ways that women engaged with topics such as education, politics, science, and religion—they also discuss women’s interventions into literary concerns, including translation, authorship, and genre.

Explore these exhibits and others here. See more on the content and goals of Women Writers in Context here. Interested in contributing an exhibit? A guide for authors is available here.

This content was first posted on the WWP’s Announcements page; learn more about recent developments in the project there!

Image source: Pieter Louis van Schuppen, after Abraham Diepenbeeck. (Public Domain Image)