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Hardy’s Correspondents Launch and Reception

A Digital Humanities research event
Date6 November 2019
Time17:00 to 19:00
PlaceQueens Building LT1

Sign up required. Hardy’s Correspondents Launch and Reception. Please note change of location: Queen's Building LT1, 6th November, 5pm-7pm


Launch of 100 Letters to Thomas Hardy! This is a collaborative project between Dorset Museum and the University of Exeter. It forms part of the Hardy’s Correspondents Project which aims to make available for the first time over 5000 letters housed at Dorset Museum. Hardy received letters from all round the world, including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa, Syria, Tasmania and the USA, from writers (including Grant Allen, J.M. Barrie, Browning, Havelock Ellis, George Egerton, Gissing, Kipling, T.E. Lawrence, Levy, Meredith, Charlotte Mew, Ezra Pound, Siegfried Sassoon, Swinburne, Wells, Woolf), artists and illustrators (including Augustus John, George Du Maurier, Helen Paterson), musicians (including Elgar and Holst) and actors, as well as charitable and political organisations, friends and fans. This launch celebrates the public release of 100 of these letters in a new online resource.

Speakers include Dr Jon Murden, Director of Dorset Museum, Professor Angelique Richardson and Dr Helen Angear, and Exeter’s Digital Humanities Lab. There will be readings by Paul McGann. 

ProviderDigital Humanities
OrganizerUniversity of Exeter Digital Humanities Lab

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