Portrait of Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1887. Image shows a 61-year-old woman wearing a black dress over a white shirt and white veil sitting with her hands crossed in her lap.
by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, oil on canvas, 1887

Digital Dinah Craik is a digital humanities project based at the University of Calgary. Our research team is working to transcribe, encode, and annotate more than 1000 manuscript letters according to the standards of the TEI Text Encoding Initiative in XML. Together, these encoded letters will form the first digital edition of the correspondence of the bestselling Victorian novelist, Dinah Mulock Craik. We plan to analyze these encoded letters to uncover the personal and professional networks that could help a Victorian woman writer maintain a forty year career. Our ultimate goal is to illuminate the question of how to make it as a nineteenth-century woman writer.

Our project blog is a collaborative effort between members of our research team and will serve as a platform for announcing important updates and interesting developments in the Digital Dinah Craik project. You can also find Digital Dinah Craik on TAPAS and on GitHub.


Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery and distributed under a Creative Commons License.