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English Corner

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/07/01/good-resources-on-world-war-one/


http://archivalia.tumblr.com/post/90790103330/archivist-peter-kurilecz-explains-his-news-service-he

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-camera-in-the-mirror-2014-7


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-06-25/News_and_notes

"The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland.
Join the hundreds of people who are helping us create a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916) by contributing copies of letters to the database or transcribing previously uploaded letters"

http://dh.tcd.ie/letters1916/

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-university-of-london-save-the-warburg-institute

http://archiv.twoday.net/search?q=warburg

Update: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/high-court-to-decide-the-fate-of-the-warburg-institutes-historic-library-9560670.html

Peter Suber explains how to follow the OATP News:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PeterSuber/posts/V3CHhPLj822

"Since we're discussing fees, I'll mention that we stopped charging reproduction and permission fees several years ago. Researchers still need our permission to publish, but instead of charging a permissions fee, we now gently ask for a contribution every time we provide an image or grant a permission. The time-consuming paperwork for tracking fee requests is a hassle we no longer have, and we make as much if not more in contributions than we did in fees.

Lee

Leon Miller, CA, FSAA
Head, Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC)
http://larc.tulane.edu" (Archives-L)

Harry Vredeveld: Pia fraus: Anachronisms, Fake Latin, and Stolen Colors in Wilhelm Meinhold’s Maria Schweidler, die Bernsteinhexe. In: Monatshefte
Volume 106, Number 2, Summer 2014
pp. 200-212 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mon.2014.0036 (Subscription only)

Abstract
"Wilhelm Meinhold wrote Die Bernsteinhexe (1843) as a Baroque chronicle in order to hoax the radical theologian David Friedrich Strauß, who declared the story of Jesus’ life to be a myth. His hope was to humiliate the biblical philologist by getting him to write a review declaring Meinhold’s forged “myth” to be authentic. When Strauß clear-sightedly refused to review the book and an anonymous newspaper critic demanded proof that the manuscript existed, Meinhold disclosed the hoax, but brazenly claimed victory. Henceforward he bragged at every opportunity that he had duped “doctors and professors of theology and philologists of the first rank,” not to mention all the reviewers. The cover-up hoax succeeded where the literary hoax had failed. To this day, scholars accept Meinhold’s boast that his forgery went undetected and, indeed, was undetectable. This article calls the bluff. It demonstrates that contemporary philologists would have uncovered the forgery with ease, if Meinhold had not forestalled them with his avowal. The fact is that Die Bernsteinhexe contains not only flagrant anachronisms and fake Latin, but also verses of a “carmen gratulatorium” that Meinhold—quite incompetently—plagiarized from the famed Erfurt humanist Helius Eobanus Hessus (1488–1540)."

Fakes in Archivalia:
http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/96987511/

http://www.digarch.t15.org/

 

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