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Modernist Archives Publishing Project receives major grant

Feb 25 2021

We are elated to announce that the Modernist Archives Publishing Project was awarded a UK-US New Directions in Digital Scholarship for Cultural Institutions Grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) is a critical digital archive of early twentieth-century publishing history. The goal of this site is to display, curate, and describe the documents that go into the making of a book. MAPP was created by an international team of collaborators, including our own Dr. Alice Staveley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Honors in English, and Director of the Digital Humanities Minor.

Since MAPP's beginning, Stanford undergraduate students have also contributed to the project as CESTA Research Interns, including Victoria Ding, Emily Elott, Ekalan Hou, Khuyen Nha Le, Peter Morgan, Rukma Sen, Nora Tjossem, and Cherie Xu. Stanford graduate student, Anna Mukamal (PhD Candidate in English), served as MAPP's Project Manager from 2017-19 and is currently a Digital Humanities Graduate Research Fellow and a member of the core research team of the Stanford Literary Lab, both at CESTA.

This UK-US New Directions in Digital Scholarship for Cultural Institutions Grant will enable the MAPP team to expand their reach into archives at the New York Public Library, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, the Keep Archives at Sussex University, University of Reading Special Collections and Archives, and Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections at Washington State University Pullman. With research assistants at each institution, they will enlarge MAPP’s holdings beyond the Hogarth Press to include papers from Knopf, Chatto & Windus, and The Hours Press.  Erica Cavanaugh, from the Center for Digital Editing, University of Virginia, will join the team to oversee the redesign of MAPP's interface.

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