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MSA 18 Works-in-Progress Seminar

MSA 18 Works-in-Progress Seminar

This fall, six of the projects that presented at the Digital Exhibition session at MSA 17 in Boston started an online conversation about issues facing modernist digital scholarship, which discussion continued when we were able to meet up in person at a special seminar session held at MSA 18 in Pasadena. Notes from the in-person meeting in Pasadena on November 20th, […]

Beckett Digital Manuscript Project added to ModNets

Beckett Digital Manuscript Project added to ModNets

ModNets is pleased to announce a new partner to our consortium: the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. BDMP digitally reunites the manuscripts of Samuel Beckett’s works and facilitates genetic research. The project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett’s manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic […]

ModNets Launch Event at MSA 17 in Boston

ModNets held its first in-person demonstration on November 20th at the MSA 17 conference in Boston. The event allowed us an opportunity to discuss our work within the Advanced Research Consortium and the peer review and aggregation services we’re excited to make available to modernist digital scholarship. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to […]

Another Round of Modernist Cocktails!

Some more suggestions for modernist palates.   The following four recipes are from Philip Greene, To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion (2012) Dripped Absinthe (France, late 19th-early 20th centuries) 1 ½ oz. Absinthe 1 cube sugar (optional, Hemingway did not use it) Small pitcher ice water Slotted Absinthe spoon Place a sugar […]

Dinner, on or about December 1910

Ever wonder what was on the dinner menu   “on or about December 1910”?   Edna Kenton cataloged “The Menu in Modern Fiction” for readers of The Bookman just the previous month:   “If it be true, and modern dieticians assert it, that man is what his food is, the matter of menus in the […]

Cheers to ModNets!

As we officially launch, ModNets would like you to enjoy some period-appropriate refreshments while you peruse our index of modernist digital scholarship. Here are some suggested pairings for the linked open data already on the menu.   The following five recipes are from Anders Erickson, bartender at Ward Eight, a 1920s-style cocktail bar on the […]