Category: Dictionary

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The power of words and the significance of the digital humanities

by Brianna Bradley After working on Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language for a semester, I have gained a better understanding of the power of words and the significance of the digital humanities. Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language  Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English writer and lexicographer who set out to create the first authoritative...

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Working on the dictionary taught me more than just history

by Caroline McGregor Caroline McGregor, a History major at the University of Central Florida, wrote this reflection for an independent study course during the Fall 2021 semester. Over the past semester, I have been working diligently on the Johnson’s dictionary project in order to share this resource with the world. This has been such a wonderful learning experience that has...

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More Than “Harmless Drudgery”: An Undergraduate Research Assistant’s Perspective

By Hannah Esierman Hannah Eiserman lives, writes, and studies in oskana kā-asastēki (now called Regina, Saskatchewan). She is currently the Arts and Culture editor for The Carillon. Her published work can be found on her website improbablemoonlight.ca. This is part 2 of Hannah’s two-part essay, reflecting on her work for JDO. You can read part 1 of her essay here. Unexpected Discoveries Along...

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More than “Harmless Drudgery”: An Undergraduate Research Assistant’s Perspective

By Hannah Eiserman Hannah Eiserman lives, writes, and studies in oskana kā-asastēki (now called Regina, Saskatchewan). She is currently the Arts and Culture editor for The Carillon. Her published work can be found on her website improbablemoonlight.ca. This is part 1 of Hannah’s two-part essay, reflecting on her work for JDO. My Contributions as a Johnsons Dictionary Online Research Assistant...