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Apr 7 2021

Large Projects, Large Teams: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Strategies for Project Management and Collaboration

Digital Humanities Workshop

April 7, 2021

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Chicago, IL


Free and Open to the Public




The Amy Lowell Letters Project
Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities & Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
The Amy Lowell Letters Project is an open-access, digital scholarly edition of the letters of American poet, editor, and critic Amy Lowell (1874–1925).
Lowell’s letters show her talking to—sometimes arguing with—the most prominent writers and publishers of her time. Earnest, often funny, and bristling with provocations, they illuminate the many roles she played in the stormy creation and promotion of modernist poetics. Her letters reveal the labor we take for granted as we encounter poems in volumes and periodicals, the seemingly endless chain of queries, submissions, rejections, revisions, and financial transactions that bridge artistic creation and public consumption.

Melissa Bradshaw, PhD, Project Director, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
Danielle Richards, Project Manager, PhD Candidate, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
Xiamara Hohman, Encoder, PhD Candidate, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
Caroline McCraw, Project Manager, PhD Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison




The Backward River
Freshwater Lab, Department of English, UIC
The backward river in question is the Chicago, reversed at the dawn of the 20th century to serve industrial capitalism in a rising metropolis. Before 1900, the winding Chicago River flowed into Lake Michigan. Since 1900, the river has diverted Lake Michigan water into a canal that branches into the Des Plaines, Illinois, and Mississippi Rivers. Its outlet is the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, you read that correctly. The Chicago River or, more precisely, the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) punctures the continental divide between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.
Compelling on its own, our story also dramatizes a widespread scenario of crumbling American infrastructure. At its heart rests a basic denial of malfunction, public harm and the disproportionate burdens placed on communities of color. In telling the story of The Backward River, the Freshwater Media Lab aims to cut through this denial and speak plainly.

Rachel Havrelock, PhD, Project Director, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago
Justin Raden, Research Associate, PhD Student, Department of English, UIC
Anish Tailor, Research Associate, MA Student, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, UIC
Erika Chavez, Research Associate, Director of Marketing and Communications, College of Applied Health Sciences, UIC
Becky Lyons, Research Associate, MA in Urban Planning, UIC


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Carla Barger

Date posted

Mar 18, 2021

Date updated

Apr 23, 2021