It has definitely been a very busy week. Emilia received her PhD on Wednesday at the same time that Justin Trudeau was given an honorary degree from Edinburgh, and she is now in Paris having a short holiday. And I was finishing a paper to give at the Digital Women’s History conference in Maynooth, held on Thursday and Friday, with my plenary presentation on Friday morning. It is concerned with using my experience with the Olive Schreiner Letters Online to think reflectively about digital women’s meta-collections more generally, and also people’s meta-collections like Whites Writing Whiteness, of course. In due course it will appear as either a working paper or a podcast on the WWW website. Its title is ‘She’s in pieces! Who, what and where is she, with cautionary thoughts about putting her together again’ and it deals with the ontological issues in how traces, collections and archives are being reconstituted within the framework of digital collections.
Last updated: 7 July 2017