Monthly Archives: April 2009

Christine Erkelens wins prize for best paper

Christine Erkelens, one of this year’s Pre-University students who took a course in the context of the Codifiers project, won the Jan Kijne prize for the best final paper. Her paper, called “Reconstructing Social Networks: Comparing the Wills of Mrs Thrale and her daughter” and supervised by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, was nominated along with ten other papers on a wide variety of topics within fields taught in this university. The final nomination as the best paper was unanimous. Warmest congratulations from the Codifiers project, Christine!

When is “This day published” in 18th century newspapers?

The 17th-18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection is an invaluable database for all scholars of 18th century England. The advertisements  in the classified ads sections are helpful to me in tracing ‘lost’ editions of Priestley’s Rudiments of English Grammars. However, the phrase "This day published" in the ads can be misleading and definitly pose a problem for determinating the publication date of a work to the day.

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