These sites are really excellent examples of potential digital humanities projects. They each approach digitally interacting with Austen in a different way, while all showcasing the adaptability of Austen’s text. Two of the sites use interactive maps to trace the trajectory of Austen’s life and her works. The other site is a digital recreation of a library that Austen would have interacted with, showcasing photographs and bibliographic information. These sites show how the humanities can be accessible to audiences that are not primarily academic, while also producing high quality products.
Reading with Austen
Overview: “Reading with Austen” digitally recreates the Library of Godmersham Park, the estate of her brother Edward Austen Knight. The virtual library is based on handwritten accounts and allows viewers to experience the library as Austen would have. It includes both bibliographic information on the texts and photographs when available.
Creators: Burney Center-McGill University and Chawton House
Website URL: http://www.readingwithausten.com/south-wall.html.