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CDH Receives SSHRC Insight Grant!

Research Team at the Yellow Nineties Digital Studio

Research Team at the Yellow Nineties Digital Studio

A SSHRC Insight Grant has been awarded to research partners Dennis Denisoff (U Tulsa English) and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Ryerson English), who have been working together on digital humanities research and aesthetic magazines since 2005. “Visualizing the Unmarked: the social politics of fin-de-siècle periodicals and digital humanities markup practices” aims to develop theoretical models and coding practices that will illuminate the cultural diversity of contributors to these magazines. Many of these writers and artists had key aspects of their identities – such as gender, sexuality, nationality, and even name – erased from history; this project recuperates these characteristics by addressing the significance of their personal and political expressions in the literature and art of aesthetic periodicals. In this second phase of their peer-reviewed electronic resource, The Yellow Nineties Online (www.1890s.ca), the research team will produce digital editions of four magazines of the 1890s whose innovative material features highlight a complex politics of individual and group identities: The EvergreenThe SavoyThe Dial, and The Green Sheaf.  Working with them are collaborators Jason Boyd (Ryerson English), MJ Suhonos (Ryerson Library), Leslie Howsam (Windsor History/Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities), and Christopher Keep (Western English), as well as a dynamic team of research assistants, all of whom are Student Research Fellows at the Centre for Digital Humanities.