October 9, 2017

German Jane Eyre, 1848-1914

Principal Investigator: Lynne Tatlock, Washington University in St. Louis. One year after its first publication in London in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre first appeared in both English and in German translation in the German-language print domain, and over the next sixty years the novel circulated widely in the German-language print domain…

August 1, 2013

City on a Hill Archive

Principal Investigator: Abram Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis. This project tracks every use of the phrase “city on a hill” and its variants from 1600 to the present in order to find out what this phrase means, in what context it most often appears, when it begins referring to America, and what kind of America it identifies.

February 21, 2017

West River Inscriptions project

Principal Investigator: Steven B. Miles, Washington University in St. Louis. During the past five centuries, migrant Cantonese (natives of the Pearl River delta in China’s Guangdong Province) have created a diaspora with trajectories spanning not only vast parts of China but also stretching across five continents. This project is developing a database intended to help researchers trace the commercial networks that supported one of these diasporic trajectories, upstream along the West River (Xijiang 西江) basin in southern China.

June 21, 2013

The Spenser Archive

Principal Investigators: Joseph Loewenstein, Washington University in St. Louis, et al.The Spenser Archive is the digital component of Oxford University Press's forthcoming Collected Works of Edmund Spenser.

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