April Snow Showers (Day of DH 2016)

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Here is what it looks like from the deck outside my study today (in the Finger Lakes region of central Upstate New York).  Not just April Showers, but April Snow Showers! That’s a fogged-in Keuka Lake in in the distance. It took me a while to downsize this photo to make it small enough to post it via “Add Media.”

After taking a break, I’ll be back.  I still expect to be working on my Fellowship application for most of the day, including doing related email.

In the meantime, here are interesting YouTube clips of Harold Pinter Presenting His Nobel Lecture (2005) and Harold Pinter talking to Harry Burton (2012).

[Added later:]

The current official Nobel Prize video of Pinter’s Nobel Lecture is posted here.  (I’ve already updated the Harold Pinter group with that link.)

Note that the archived versions of the “Pinter Bibliography” section of my website (susanhollismerritt.org–also archived) provide the periodically updated categories of each of my then-current “Harold Pinter Bibliography” installments (published in print in The Pinter Review) listed on my site from 2000-2013.  Thus, if one samples some of the saved versions of my site in the Internet Archive: The Wayback Machine, one can see the categories in each installment archived.  (Those published between 1987 and 1999 are not listed.)

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Book display cases at the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, 7 December 2005
Harold Pinter delivering his Nobel Lecture: “Art, Truth and Politics” (photo credit: Janerick Henriksson), pre-recorded in a More 4 studio (Sun., 4 Dec. 2005) and shown on video at the Swedish Academy, in Börssalen, Stockholm, on Wednesday, 7 December 2005.
Harold Pinter delivering his Nobel Lecture: “Art, Truth and Politics” (photo credit: Janerick Henriksson), pre-recorded in a More 4 studio (Sun., 4 Dec. 2005) and shown on video at the Swedish Academy, in Börssalen, Stockholm, on Wednesday, 7 December 2005.

Welcome to my blog for “The Harold Pinter Bibliography (Searchable Digital Database) project.” I initiated it today after receiving an invitation to participate in the Day of DH 2016 Sites on April 8, 2016.  (I registered today in anticipation of that day.)

Information about this project is accessible via my profiles on two platforms:

On DHCommons, I explain the following:

[NB: This is the original description, posted in 2012 and still accessible on 8 April 2016; since then I have edited it and provided a link to this Day of DH 2016 site.]

I am exploring the feasibility of developing a searchable digital database for my “Harold Pinter Bibliography,” published in print in The Pinter Review by The University of Tampa Press (1987-2011). I am in the process of exploring feasible options for digital data conversion, institutional support, hosting, and external funding. I expect to be seeking collaborators for future development of this project. Information about the “Harold Pinter Bibliography” is accessible on my website (susanhollismerritt.org), which is hyperlinked in the Libraries and Academia subsection of Links at Harold Pinter’s official website (haroldpinter.org). (NB: Some URLs and other information throughout haroldpinter.org need to be updated. My own website went offline due to changes in its web hosting service. I hope to create a new website on another web hosting server. In the meantime, a [archived] version of my website (updated July 2013) is accessible via the Internet Archive: The Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20131204075251/http://www.susanhollismerritt.org/. It is linked to my name below.) At the 2013 Annual MLA Convention, in Boston, I participated in the pre-Convention DH Commons Workshop, including the sessions on Seeking Digital Humanities Funding, led by Jason Rhody (Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, NEH) and John Unsworth (Vice Provost for Library & Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Brandeis University) and Project Management, led by Bethany Nowviskie (Director, Digital Research & Scholarship, University of Virginia Library; Associate Director, Scholarly Communication Institute, and President, Association for Computers & Humanities). Bethany has offered to serve as my DH Commons mentor. We are also members of MLA Commons (@ mla.org). Members of DH Commons and MLA Commons interested in collaborating with me on this project may contact me through either platform.

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Members of the DH Day of 2016 community who may be interested in collaborating with me on this project (in the future) may contact me through this platform as well.

I am currently exploring some individual fellowship and grant opportunities to help fund creating the searchable digital database described, and I will be working toward meeting such deadlines.  The first deadline is towards the end of April 2016, so working on that application is what I expect to be doing on April 8.