Most years, this week would see us scrambling to get our grading done in order to prepare for one of our favourite events of the year: the DH@Guelph Summer Workshops. This year, as we all know, things are a bit different. The workshops, like so many other things, are cancelled. …

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What do feminists eat for breakfast? — A walking tour

By: Kim Martin, Associate Director, THINC Lab

It’s a cold, blustery day in Southern Ontario and we’re expecting our second big ice storm of 2019. As I sit looking through the window in my kitchen at the sad state of my houseplants, I long for Spring. I long to have my hands in the dirt and the sun on my back, and am excited because this year I plan to do this not only in the comfort of my yard in London, but in a new place I discovered late last year: the Organic Farm at the University of Guelph.

If you attend UofG and haven’t visited this (not-so-little) gem, you have to go this year! …

A Project Supported by the THINC Lab Seed Grant.

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Charlotte Smith. Ethelinde; or, The Recluse of the Lake. London, 1789

In the second half of the eighteenth century Europe witnessed the rapid growth of modern journalism, a truly global phenomenon that changed the way people read, interacted with their surroundings, perceived the distance that separated them from far away events or from domestic occurrences. The seemingly continuous proliferation of magazines and miscellaneous periodical publications with a relatively short “shelf life” — except for a few notable exceptions — was the tangible sign of the vitality of the press and of the chaos and instability on which journalistic enterprises tested the new ground. Start-ups of the time, one could say, experimental business models and cultural products that saw partnerships flourish and dissolve with astonishing speed. Urban centers across the continent where the hubs of such modernization and while the British and French models exerted the greatest influence, the malleability of the periodical form allowed for a myriad of domestic local solutions. Through the “negotiation of normative accounts of social structures and behaviours” (Botein 468), the press addressed, filtered and categorised the great transformative events of the eighteenth century, such as the rise of the middle class, the enhanced role of women, the emergence of nationalism, and — later on — the revolutionary upheaval. …



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