Introducing… “Star Attractions: Twentieth-Century Movie Magazines and Global Fandom”!

As you may recall, kind reader, NoRMMA members Tamar Jeffers McDonald and Lies Lanckman (me!) have been working on an edited collection based on a number of papers presented at the 2015 “Turning the Page” conference, to be published with the University of Iowa Press. We’re currently finishing work on this book, and can, at this stage, reveal the cover!…

LOC seeks volunteers to transcribe Women’s Suffrage material

‘Digitizing The War Illustrated’ workshop participant Lisa has very kindly brought NoRMMA’s attention to a brilliant campaign which may be of interest. The United States’ Library of Congress (LOC) is asking for volunteers to transcribe, and review others’ transcriptions of, written material relating to women’s suffrage in the United States. Our workshops have shown us that while OCR is very…

TWI Tea Dance Launch on 7 September!

We are very excited to announce the date of the official tea-dance themed launch of the digitized The War Illustrated archive. The free launch will take place on Saturday the 7th of September, 2-5pm, in the accessible Jarman building on the University of Kent campus, in Canterbury. Find a map here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury/canterbury-campus/building/jarman-building/jarman-stud-1 Parking in Pay and Display car parks on…

How to Research Guide

A significant part of the University of Kent’s National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Digitizing the War Illustrated’ project is to make all 234 issues of this important World War I publication (22nd August 1914-15th February 1919) available for all, for ever, for free via the Internet Archive. This blog post provides background and guidance on using the archive in the following…

Second ‘Digitizing The War Illustrated’ Workshop Roundup

Like our first workshop (see the round up here: http://www.normmanetwork.com/first-digitizing-the-war-illustrated-workshop-roundup/) the second also covered an eclectic array of subjects including: locations, espionage, the use of language, nursing, zeppelins and films and stars. Some of these subjects provided a link to our first workshop as locations were again a popular choice. One of our participants researched their Kentish hometown. Another attendee…

Other British World War I Publications

While the focus of our National Lottery Heritage Funded project is The War Illustrated, I thought it might be useful to provide some context. The above table, and some of the below comment, place The War Illustrated alongside other British war-time publications which were available to the public at the time. Kate Macdonald, previously of the University of Reading, has…