Curating and Exploring Early Printed English

A collaborative effort—centered doubly at Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis—to transform the early English print record, from 1473 to the early 1700s, into a linguistically annotated and deeply searchable text corpus.

EarlyPrint coordinates two nodes, a Library of texts and a Lab for exploring them; both the Lab and the Library are under active development. We've recently added quite a few texts and images to the Library. We continue to add more image sets to the Library, research tools to the Lab, and documentation to both. Work to correct textual defects and improve morphological identification is ongoing.

EarlyPrint has been supported generously by several grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
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