[Msa-discuss] Modernist Journals Project

Scholes, Robert robert_scholes at brown.edu
Sat Mar 31 09:20:26 EDT 2012


The MJP journals are by no means confined to little magazines. That should
be obvious..

Bob Scholes

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM, Georgia Smith <gcs5 at students.uwf.edu>wrote:

> I congratulate the MJP and Blue Mountain for your funding. Beautiful work,
> and very exciting. I hope that you recognize that this is a win for us all.
> Yet I  find it disturbing that you felt the need to cc this announcement to
> the one person that had the bravado to question the texts that are to be
> included in your funded scholarship. Though I understand (the obviousness)
> of the pre-1923 texts in terms of legality, why the inclusion of little
> magazines only?
> By what barometer are we selecting this canon?
> G
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 30, 2012, at 5:24 PM, Cliff Wulfman <cwulfman at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> May I take this opportunity, Carrie, to augment Bob's announcement with
> another?
>
> Princeton University Library has also been awarded a two-year grant from
> the NEH to inaugurate the Blue Mountain Project (
> http://diglib.princeton.edu/bluemountain/), a project to create digital
> editions of avant-garde arts journals produced in Europe and North America
> between 1848 and 1923.  Blue Mountain draws on the depth of Princeton’s
> collections and the expertise of its staff to bring curators, librarians,
> scholars, and digital humanities researchers together in order to create a
> freely available, trusted digital repository of important, rare, and
> fragile texts that both chronicle and embody the emergence of cultural
> modernity in the West. In its mission statement, the Blue Mountain Project
> outlines its scope and goals:
>
> ****
>
> ·       Blue Mountain will concentrate on, but not be limited to, the
> scarce and ephemeral texts of the period between 1848 and 1923: journals,
> magazines, manifestos, and other publications which, taken together,
> underlay the emergence of modernity in Europe and the Americas.****
>
> ·       Blue Mountain will focus on no single nation, but will strive to
> encompass publications in all languages. By creating machine-readable
> transcriptions of these texts, we will expose them to increasingly
> sophisticated machine-assisted translation tools that open them to students
> and scholars from many countries and disciplines.****
>
> ·       Blue Mountain believes society benefits from open engagement with
> its past and is therefore committed to making cultural-heritage materials
> freely available to all.****
>
> ·       Because the publication history of many of these texts is
> obscure, and because the location, condition, and completeness of remaining
> holdings are imperfectly known, Blue Mountain will support, foster, and
> promulgate bibliographic histories and make them available in discursive
> and encoded forms.****
>
> ·       Blue Mountain will be an active participant in the evolving
> relationship among scholarship, curation, and technology. In adhering to
> standards and best practices of scholars, librarians, and information
> scientists, Blue Mountain will maintain a cyberinfrastructure that ensures
> long-term preservation and access independent of content-delivery software
> and supports data exchange among projects and disciplines.****
> The Blue Mountain project is, naturally, adamantly and explicitly in
> partnership with the MJP.  Blue Mountain will share its English-language
> journals with the MJP, and the projects will continue to consult one
> another actively as they refine their technical infrastructures to
> facilitate interlinking and cross-searching. Doing so is part of their
> common mission to support scholarship and teaching with the best materials
> and methods available.
>
> The project has already digitized two magazines, *Pan* and *Ver Sacrum; *these
> can been explored at http://diglib.princeton.edu/bluemountain/.  Once
> funding begins, expect more materials, more information, and a better
> website as the project gets under way.
>
>
> Clifford Wulfman
> Coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives
> Princeton University Library
> One Washington Road
> Princeton, NJ 08544
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> cwulfman at princeton.edu
>
> Cliff Wulfman
> cwulfman at gmail.com
>
>
>
> On Mar 30, 2012, at 5:59 PM, Carrie Noland wrote:
>
> Thank you for letting us know.  I wonder, though, as a scholar of French
> modernism, why no French periodicals are included.  The journals of the
> interwar period in France badly need to be better circulated.  Significant
> organs like --Volontés-- (where Césaire published the Cahier, and of which
> Eugène Jolas was an editor) should also turn up on the Modernist Journals
> website.  As should --Cahiers du Sud--, --Fontaine--, --Soutes--,
> --Commune-- ...
>
>
> Carrie
>
>
> This is wonderful news indeed!
>
>
>
> On Mar 30, 2012, at 4:45 PM, Mark Morrisson wrote:
>
>
> That's terrific!  Congratulations, MJP. What a wonderful resource
>
> these magazines will be.
>
>   ---Mark
>
>
>
> At 04:08 PM 3/30/2012, Scholes, Robert wrote:
>
>
> FYI, MSA members:The Modernist Journals Project has been awarded a
>
> two-year grant of $270,000 from the National Endowment for the
>
> Humanities to digitize substantial runs of five American journals:
>
> McClure's (1901-1910), The Smart Set (1913-1922), The Masses
>
> (1911-1917), Camera Work (1903-1917), and The Seven Arts
>
> (1916-1917). The grant will be administered by the University of
>
> Tulsa, and the work will be done at both Brown and Tulsa.
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Bob
>
> --
>
> Robert Scholes
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Robert Scholes
Research Professor of Modern Culture and Media
Co-Director, Modernist Journals Project
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http://www.brown.edu/academics/modern-culture-and-media/home-page-robert-scholes
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MJP: <http://www.modjourn.org>
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