ATNU Virtual Speaker Series - Kerri Andrews - 2022-05-05

Our next speaker in the ATNU Virtual Speaker Series is Kerri Andrews who is Reader in Women's Literature and Textual Editing at Edge Hill University and will talk to us about becoming a digital convert using the Letters of Hannah More, a Digital Edition, as an example. Join us on Thursday 5 May 2022 via Zoom at 2pm UK time (BST). (We will send the zoom link to all registered attendees shortly before the event.)  

If you missed this talk, there is a recording of it available here


The Letters of Hannah More, a Digital Edition: why I'm a digital convert

Dr Kerri Andrews

Thursday 5 May 2022
2pm (BST)


As an editor working with both print and digital technologies I will explore in this talk the opportunities and pitfalls of both. Using The Letters of Hannah More: A Digital Edition as an example, I will talk about the challenges of going digital with no background or training, and some of the difficulties I've faced from learning XML to the difficulties of attracting funding. I'll also discuss, too, what we've been able to achieve on this project because we have gone digital, from advanced editorial possibilities, to data visualisations, to the joys of collaborative working. I will conclude the talk with a discussion of where we might go next, and why you might want to consider using digital technologies for your project.


Kerri Andrews is Reader in Women's Literature and Textual Editing at Edge Hill University. She is currently editing the correspondence of Nan Shepherd (print), and the letters of Hannah More (digital), having previously edited the complete works of Ann Yearsley (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). She is the author of Wanderers: A History of Women Walking, and is working on Wayfarers: An Anthology of Women's Writing about Walking to be published by Reaktion next year.

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