Research Programs: Collaborative Research

Period of Performance

10/1/2019 - 9/30/2022

Funding Totals

$45,336.00 (approved)
$45,336.00 (awarded)

The Papers of British Writer and Suffragist May Sinclair (1863-1946): Creating a Digital Archive of her Manuscripts

FAIN: RZ-266063-19

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)
David McKnight (Project Director: December 2018 to present)
Rebecca Bowler (Co Project Director: February 2019 to present)
Claire Drewery (Co Project Director: February 2019 to present)

A meeting of editors, technology experts, and archivists leading to the preparation of a prototype digital edition of the works of May Sinclair (1863-1946), novelist and philosopher. (12 months)

The General Editors of the May Sinclair Critical Editions Project is interested in applying for an NEH Collaborative Research Grant that will enable editors, archivist and technologists to meet for one week in the Kislak Center to discuss a future digitization grant to create a full text searchable online database of the May Sinclair manuscripts which are in the possession of the Penn Libraries. Editorial, Archival and Text Encoding technologies will be discussed.

Associated Products

Digital genetic edition of May Sinclair's short story, "The Bambino" (Web Resource)
Title: Digital genetic edition of May Sinclair's short story, "The Bambino"
Author: Sinclair, May
Abstract: The digital genetic edition of May Sinclair's short story "The Bambino," will be published online using TEI Boilerplate to facilitate digital humanities-related projects for the text. The resource will be used for teaching by Rebecca Bowler and Claire Drewery, disseminated to the British Association for Modernist Studies, the Modernist Studies Association, and the May Sinclair Society. The story will also be used as source material for graduate seminars at Penn and at Keele and Sheffield Hallam, in the UK.
Year: 2023
Primary URL Description: not yet available

May Sinclair's Workbooks: Archiving the Intellectual Life (Book)
Title: May Sinclair's Workbooks: Archiving the Intellectual Life
Author: Bowler, Rebecca
Author: Dikova, Stanislava
Abstract: This book, part of the Bloomsbury Companion to the Archive series, will systematically explore the numerous workbooks of British author May Sinclair. The workbooks detail Sinclair's process and reveal information about how she approached her writings, especially her editorial process. In addition, the book will explore the significance of archiving the whole of an author's work, not just the published materials.
Year: 2024
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: This is the main page of the Bloomsbury Collections site. The forthcoming title will be added here.
Access Model: Subscription
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: n/a
Copy sent to NEH?: No