Just saw this post sitting in my drafts folder. For some reason I never hit published…probably needed to add more…but now it’s 2017. I should write a 2016 review. Anything, going to go ahead and put this out to there. Maybe I will write about 2016 before it’s 2018.
Made it through another year and celebrated my 50th birthday in December. I should do a decade review since the last ten years have been exciting, but that’s for another post. A quick recap of some highlights from 2015:
- Co-taught a one-credit course on Scholarly Text Encoding with our then Metadata Librarian Mackenzie Brooks.
- Missed the third class in January due to a kidney stone that had me in the emergency room at 2 am. (drink.more.water.)
- Obtained (along with our Head of Special Collections) a wonderful collection of material for the library that belonged to Tom Carter, a 1954 alum of Washington and Lee and former editor of Shenandoah. Among the items is a rare portrait of Ezra Pound by Wyndham Lewis.
- Launched the literary networks website.
- Conducted 4 interviews about Tom Carter as part of the literary networks project.
- Attended the Moving People Connections symposium at the University of Virginia where I learned a lot more about advances in prosopography
- Co-taught (also with Mackenzie) the four-credit course Introduction to Digital Humanities, which culminated in the students digitizing the complete set of letters between Tom Carter and Ezra Pound.
- Attended a computational computing in the humanities symposium at the University of Chicago.
- Spent a day at the University of Chicago Special Collections researching the archives of Poetry magazine
- Article on Tom Carter and Ezra Pound accepted for publication in The International Literary Quarterly.
- Our Mellon grant became official.