This month’s Harkives offers slightly different fare to our usual entries – but nonetheless, it promises new and fruitful resources.
We are delighted to announce that our edited collection Margaret Harkness: Writing Social Engagement 1880-1921 will be published 10 December 2018 in the UK and 1 February 2019 in North America. The volume is published by Manchester University Press in the ‘Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century’ series, edited by Anna Barton and Andrew Smith. This collection grew out of our 2014 BAVS-funded symposium ‘In Harkness’ London’. We are thrilled to include contributions from leading scholars in nineteenth-century studies who are at the forefront of Harkness scholarship.
We are grateful to MUP for proving access to our Introduction to the collection as a sample chapter, which you can read here on their website. The book is available to pre-order online as a hardcopy or ebook via MUP’s website. It is also possible to request review copies, and to recommend the volume to your librarian.
In addition to the book, we are also pleased to announce that the forthcoming issue of the open-access journal 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century will feature an article that examines the processes of forming (and formulating) the Harkives. Our article, ‘The Harkives: Cataloguing the Complexity of Margaret Harkness / John Law’ will appear in the special issue, ‘Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life-Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century’, edited by Dr. Alexis Wolf. The special issue explores the ‘extent and significance of omissions in women’s life writing’ in order to interrogate not only what such silences suggests about women’s lives in the nineteenth century, but also to investigate how such silences can be important and productive for research. Look out for the release of ‘Silence in the Archives’, which will be available online at 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century after 7 December 2018.