[Humanist] 31.455 reading, literature & culture in the Southern Hemisphere

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Dec 7 07:08:02 CET 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 455.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:41:26 +0000
        From: "Niall O'Leary" <nialloleary.dho at gmail.com>
        Subject: SouthHem

Dear Colleagues,

On 29th November, 2017, at the Cultural Geographies of the Colonial
Southern Hemisphere Conference  http://southhem.org/conference/ , the
Department of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin launched
*SouthHem*  http://www.ucd.ie/southhem , a dynamic exploration of reading,
literature and cultures in the Southern hemisphere.

SouthHem is a five-year (2016-2021) comparative study of the literary
outputs and mediating institutions produced by British settlers, indigenous
populations, and mixed-race peoples in the British-controlled Southern
Hemisphere and Straits Settlements from 1780-1870. The project focuses on
three transnational zones: ‘Zone 1’ (Oceania): Australia and New Zealand;
‘Zone 2’ (Southern Africa): Cape Colony and Natal; and ‘Zone 3’ (Straits
Settlements): Singapore, Penang, and Malacca. The literatures considered in
this context include writing in English, translations into English,
transcriptions, and writing in languages of origin.  The website brings
this research together, providing a dynamic catalogue of the books held in
libraries and private collections in these settlements.

The new *SouthHem* website can be found at www.ucd.ie/southhem
Best regards,

Niall O'Leary

Mr Niall O'Leary
Digital Humanities Specialist
Consultancy, Development and Training

Tel: +353 (0)87 9273782

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