Mary Moody Emerson, Biography, and Manuscripts at the Massachusetts Historical Society

With Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Louisa Thomas, I will be participating in a seminar in March 2014, hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, on “The Days of Their Lives: Using Diaries, Journals, and an ‘Almanack’ to Recover the Past” (

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“Intercontinental Cross-Currents”

In December 2013 Sandra Harbert Petrulionis and I will deliver an invited presentation on our scholarly digital edition of Mary Moody Emerson’s Almanacks at “Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women’s (Net-)Works across Europe and the Americas (1776-1939),” a conference hosted by the Center for American Studies at Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

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News Flash!

My co-editor, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, and I are pleased to announce that The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition has been awarded a second Scholarly Editions Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities ( This award of $290,000 allows us to continue editing and encoding Emerson’s unpublished manuscript journals. Six Almanack folders (c. 1804 through 1810, and 1821) have been published and can be accessed in Women Writers Online at They can also be viewed in an experimental prototype interface, free to the public and accessible on our website, that provides an initial model of what the future Women Writers Online interface can do with our editorial work:

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January in Seattle

I’m delivering a paper at the MLA Convention in Seattle after the holidays.

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