10th May - Elizabeth Montagu Correspondence Online (EMCO) Launch Event: Phase 2 (Letters from Elizabeth Montagu to the poet and philosopher James Beattie, and Huntington Library images)
Elizabeth Montagu Correspondence Online (EMCO) Launch Event: Phase 2 (Letters from Elizabeth Montagu to the poet and philosopher James Beattie, and Huntington Library images)
Monday 10th May | 3:30pm-4:30pm
Join us for the launch of 'Phase 2 (Letters from Elizabeth Montagu to the poet and philosopher James Beattie, and Huntington Library images) of the Elizabeth Montagu Correspondence Online (EMCO)' with Professor Nicole Pohl, Professor Caroline Franklin, Dr Elizabeth Eger, Dr Joost Hengstmenge, Joanna Barker, Dr. Anna Senkiw, Dr. Jack Orchard, and Alexander Roberts. The panel will demonstrate the features and functionality available on the project website to scholars of 18th Century correspondence and explore a range of topics including the relationship between James Beattie and Elizabeth Montagu, James Beattie and his subscribers and the significance of the Dutch Enlightenment. The project will also introduce for the first time freely available facsimile copies of over 3,000 of Montagu’s letters from the Huntington archive.
Professor Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes University), EMCO Editor-in-Chief, works on eighteenth-century English literature with a particular interest in women’s letters and literature. She has published and edited books on women’s utopian writing in the seventeenth and eighteenth century, European salons and epistolarity.
Professor Caroline Franklin is Principal Investigator of EMCO. She is a graduate of the Universities of London and Cardiff, and a Fellow of the English Association. She is an expert on eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature with a particular interest in women writing.
Joanna Barker (Durham University), Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and EMCO Project Manager, established the Elizabeth Montagu’s Correspondence Online (EMCO) charitable trust, seeding the EMCO project.
Dr Elizabeth Eger (King’s College, London), EMCO Consultant Editor, her research belongs to the field of interdisciplinary cultural history of the long 18th century. She has a particular interest in women’s writing, poetry, visual culture and the conceptual history of ‘luxury’.
Dr. Joost Hengstmengel is academic director of the Erasmus Economics & Theology Institute at Erasmus University Rotterdam and lecturer at the Theological University Kampen, the Netherlands.
Dr Anna Louise Senkiw (Oxford Brookes University), EMCO Research Assistant, has just completed her thesis entitled “Made in the Media: Actresses, Celebrity and the Periodical Press in the Late Eighteenth-Century” under Professor Ros Ballaster at the University of Oxford and is currently working on turning it into a book.
Dr Jack Orchard (Swansea University), EMCO Research Assistant, has recently completed a PhD thesis on “Reading and Sociability in the Correspondence Networks of Elizabeth Montagu and Friends” through a Collaborative Doctoral Award between Swansea University and Electronic Enlightenment (EE) at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Alexander Roberts is Research Data and Digital Humanities Manager at Swansea University and EMCO Technical Consultant and Developer. He has a background in Ethnomusicology and a wide-ranging set of digital preservation and scholarship experience and has co-developed previous digital editions including The Poems of Guto’r Glyn and The works of Dafydd ap Gwilym.
'The Dirt': Marianne Tuckman in conversation with David Britton
Wednesday 19th May | 7pm-8:30pm
Terrified, she calls her cleaner, a punk about to be evicted, to come round and help, but despite all their efforts, the house just gets dirtier and dirtier...
Tomorrow, she had planned to have children and play with them. She wonders if this will be possible.
Marianne is a performer, deviser, dance artist and writer based between Berlin and the UK where she is studying a research lead Mphil in creative writing (Swansea University), focussing on the relationship between text and embodied live performance.
Her mission: to make words sweat.
Her method: to love through conversation.
The communication of stories is what motivates Marianne to make work that combines humour, poetic metaphors, guttural dancing and.... chat.Marianne generally authors/ co-authors projects that she performs herself and has presented work at venues including the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Vorspiel -CTM -Transmediale Festival (Berlin), Blue Elephant Theatre (London), Hasta Trilce (Buenos Aires) and Arts Printing House (Vilnius). She has worked as a performer in National Theater Reinickendorf (Vinge/ Muller, Berliner Festspieler), Manque La Banca (film), 12 Days (Film 4), Punderson Gardens (Arket Christmas campaign) and João Cidade (dance theatre) among others.
Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/IdD_V40AkrM