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Women and Constitutions on 2018 International Women’s Day/Negotiated Text Network Launch Anniversary

Today, March 8, 2018, marks the one-year anniversary of the Negotiated Text Network and is also International Women’s Day. Given the network’s emphasis on formal processes of negotiation, today provides an excellent opportunity to pay attention to those voices that have been heard or ignored within negotiations of constitutions throughout history.

As is evident in the model of negotiations underpinning the 1787 US Constitutional Convention, the United States Constitution was conceived...

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Library of Congress uploads high-resolution, full-colour images of Madison's Notes

The Library of Congress has made publicly available new, full-colour images of Madion's Notes on their digital collections website. Quill has updated our platform with links to the new images both within the model of the 1787 Constitutional Convention and as additional resources in our library under "Library of Congress links to Madison's Notes (new images)." All who are interested in these primary sources stand to benefit from looking anew at the recently published images which show immense details from pen strokes to the filaments of the paper to the additional notes appended by later commentators, as evident in the side-by-side of the images above.

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"Making Sense of Negotiated Text at Scale" Workshop

On November 30, 2017, the Quill Project participated in a workshop convened by the Centre for Digital Scholarship and TORCH Negotiated Text Network on “Making sense of negotiated text at scale.” Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman presented alongside Drs Félix Krawatzek, David Price, Radoslaw Zubek, [David...

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Reflections on my Micro-Internship: Eileen Jakeway

Given the limitations on what can potentially be accomplished within a “micro” internship, all parties involved with what began as my one-week stint working with the Quill Project were positively surprised by how fruitful this experience turned out to be. On my end, being exposed to the inner workings of what, for now, can be termed a digital humanities project (I’ll return to this later) not only boosted my professional development and enhanced my knowledge of constitutional history, data...

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Negotiated Texts Seminar

Negotiated Texts Network Seminar, Monday 8th May

Since the launch of The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities’ (TORCH) Negotiated Texts Network in Pembroke College on International Women’s Day 2017, The Quill project have committed to putting on several termly events exploring different facets of negotiated texts and digital humanities. The first event of Trinity term took place on Monday, May 8th, with a seminar that...

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Negotiated Text Network Launch

On International Women’s Day 2017, The Quill Project hosted the launch of The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities’ (TORCH) Negotiated Texts Network in Pembroke College. The event brought together students and researchers from across the University to enjoy talks on textual negotiations, and, importantly, a selection of fine cakes! The stimulating talks given by [Dr Rob...

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OxTALENT Awards 2017: Data Visualisation

We are thrilled to announce that the Quill Project was awarded runner up in the ‘Data Visualisation’ category in this year’s OxTALENT awards for ‘Modelling and Visualising the Creation of the American Constitution’. OxTALENT awards recognise members of the University who have made innovative use of digital technology in order to foster learning and academic practice at either undergraduate or postgraduate level; developed more effective links between teaching and research, or improved impact...

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Negotiated Texts Network Seminar (TORCH), June 2017

On June 29th the Quill Project hosted their second The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities’ (TORCH) Negotiated Texts Network seminar at Pembroke College, Oxford. The event brought together interested researchers from different departments and disciplines to listen to our two guest speakers, and to discuss the possibility of future collaboration. The invited speakers, [Dr Louise...

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