Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Some cool finds at the U Mich site and more...

Those of you familiar with the amazing Eighteenth Century England site at U Mich may already have found these student projects, but I hadn't seen them yet. Came across them while doing research for my ms yesterday:

Make Your Way as a Woman in Eighteenth Century England. It's really cool, because you make choices at each stage and encounter different circumstances.

Women's history is obviously popular - one of the 2002 projects was called Rebel: The Eighteenth Century Woman - a magazine style presentation in which you can take a quiz to rate your promiscuity, read about female entrepreneurs and hear first hand from a woman pirate.

While surfing the net I also found another set of links for the period - this one on a site about Jonathon Swift's Gulliver's Travels (not a book I particularly enjoyed, btw). The site is hosted by Lee Jaffe and, for those of you who liked GT, you can read it there :-) It hasn't been updated in a while, so all the links might not work, but it's still a rich resource.

There's also a Dictionary, which lists people/words from the period. Very useful.




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