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Epistolae
Epistolae Partner: Joan Ferrante- Arts and Sciences
Epistolae is a collection of letters to and from women during the 4th to 13th centuries. This website is open to the public, offering scholars and students a growing repository of texts, translations, and background information about women engaged in correspondence in the Middle Ages. The letters, originally written in Latin, are translated to English and linked to biographical sketches of the women who wrote or received them.

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Access: Open to all
Revised: January 2014
Released: February 2000

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The African American Poets: Brooks and Hughes
The African American Poets: Brooks and Hughes Partner: Farah Jasmine Griffin- Arts and Sciences
The African American Poets: Brooks and Hughes wiki was deployed in Professor Farah Griffin's Spring 2006 undergraduate course, African American Literature, which explores the development of black writing in the United States since the Harlem Renaissance. Within the collaborative website, students conduct both a textual analysis of poems by Langston...

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Access: Private
Released: March 2006

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Reading and Writing Women Wiki
Reading and Writing Women Wiki Partner: Lisa Gordis- Barnard College
The Reading and Writing Women Wiki provides students in Professor Gordis' course with a repository of assignments and bibliographic material as well as a collaborative workspace for the students, who work together to develop new research about little-studied literary figures. Students are encouraged to create and share their own "commonplace...

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Access: Private
Released: September 2005

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Undergraduate Writing Program's Instructors' Resource Site
Undergraduate Writing Program's Instructors' Resource Site Partner: Joe Bizup- Columbia College
The Undergraduate Writing Program's (UWP) Instructor's Resource site extends collaborations and discussions beyond UWP instructor training sessions and mentor groups. The site allows UWP instructors and directors to share assignments, lesson plans, and other teaching material as well as links to other resources, including the Handbook for UWP Instructors. UWP...

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Access: Private
Released: February 2005

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Shakespeare & The Book: Study Environment
Shakespeare & The Book: Study Environment Partner: David Scott Kastan, Alan Farmer- Arts and Sciences
A companion study environment to Professor David Scott Kastan's Shakespeare & The Book, composed by Alan Farmer. This site provides high-resolution archival images of books published in Shakespeare's time, contextualized with analyses of issues surrounding authorship, plays, and printers....

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Access: Open to all
Released: April 2002

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Shakespeare & The Book: Digital Exhibition
Shakespeare & The Book: Digital Exhibition Partner: Jennifer Lee, David Kastan- Arts and Sciences, CUL
In this online exhibition, the Shakespeare first folio - the 1623 first printing in folio format of the collected works of William Shakespeare - is presented alongside Columbia University's copies of the other three 17th century Shakespeare folios. All four folios are shown within the context of the 17th century...

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Access: Open to all
Released: November 2001

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W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Experience
W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Experience Partner: Manning Marable- Arts and Sciences
This e-seminar examines the life and work of W.E.B. Du Bois, the leading African-American writer and political activist of the twentieth century and author of The Souls of Black Folk. The e-seminar is divided into three modules and contains a number of interactive elements to engage the student in the...

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Released: January 2001
Archived, no longer available.
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois Partner: Casey Blake, Robert O'Meally, Manning Marable and Alan Brinkley- Arts and Sciences
Based on the author's 1903 collection of essays, this multimedia study environment for The Souls of Black Folk included references to both historical events and biographical experiences with archival film footage, "Sorrow Song" recordings for nearly 30 spirituals and more than 150 texts and documents written by or to Dr....

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Released: December 2000
Archived, no longer available.