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Fwd: [DHSI] Women Writers Online: Free in March 2019 & Teaching Resources

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    Matthew K. Gold

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    From: Flanders, Julia <>
    Date: Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 3:34 PM
    Subject: [DHSI] Women Writers Online: Free in March 2019 & Teaching
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    [With apologies for cross-posting; please circulate widely.]

    Dear all,

    Many of you will already be planning your spring teaching and so we’re
    writing now to confirm that Women Writers Online will be free for the month
    of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. This collection includes
    more than 400 texts written and translated by women, first published
    between 1526 and 1850 (for the current list of texts in WWO see here: We also wanted
    to share some resources developed by our teaching partners, and circulate a
    call for those who are interested in joining the teaching partners program
    with the WWP.

    If you’d like more ideas about using WWO in the classroom, we have a
    growing set of resources on teaching with Women Writers Online, including
    both assignments and syllabi (
    We have also been piloting a program in which teaching partners collaborate
    with us to create activities, assignments, and syllabi. You can read more
    about the program and see some of the materials developed by our partners
    here: These
    include assignments that use not only WWO but also Women Writers in Review (, an open-access collection of around
    600 reviews, publication notices, and other documents that respond to texts
    by the authors in Women Writers Online.

    By early 2019, we will be releasing a new resource on our WWO Lab that will
    support web-based explorations of relationships between words in the WWO
    collection, using word embedding models (for more on this project, see
    here: We
    have a prototype interface available now, and if you’re interested in
    becoming involved with this project in its early stages, we would also
    welcome proposals that make substantive use of this prototype.

    If you’re interested in becoming a teaching partner yourself, please email
    me for more information. If you’d like to work with Women Writers Online
    prior to March, and you don’t have institutional access, we would be happy
    to set up a trial (more details on WWO licensing and trials are here: And finally, if you have
    questions about any of the WWP’s publications, or suggestions for texts
    that we should add to our collections, please don’t hesitate to get in

    Thank you very much!

    All our best,

    Julia & Sarah

    Julia Flanders, Director
    Sarah Connell, Assistant Director
    Women Writers Project
    Northeastern University


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