Category: Experiences

Reflections from volunteers and other team members on the experience of working on Johnson’s Dictionary Online.

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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...