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Alison Truelove

Levels of literacy among members of the fifteenth-century English gentry are often assumed to have been high. Several factors, such as their relatively privileged access to education, the survival of their own written documentation, and evidence of their book ownership, contribute to the impression that their ability to read and write proficiently may be taken for granted. Yet

in Gentry culture in late-medieval England
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The growth and measurement of British public education since the early nineteenth century
David Vincent

Bayly 07_Tonra 01 21/06/2011 10:30 Page 177 7 The end of literacy: the growth and measurement of British public education since the early nineteenth century David Vincent In his annual report for June 1839, Thomas Lister, Registrar-General of England and Wales, published the first attempt of a modern state to estimate the cultural capital of an entire nation. Alongside the tables of births, deaths and marriages he included a new measure of the country’s health: Almost every marriage is duly registered, and every register of marriage is signed by the parties

in History, historians and development policy
Richard Suggett
Eryn White

6 Chapter 2 The spoken word Language, literacy and aspects of identity in early modern Wales Language, literacy and aspects of identity in early modern Wales Richard Suggett and Eryn White INTRODUCTION The history of the spoken word in early modern Britain involved the changing fortunes of seven or eight languages. The related English and Scots tongues expanded socially and geographically eroding Scottish Gaelic and reducing Cornish and Norse (spoken in Orkney and Shetland), and later Manx, to the point of extinction. Irish and Welsh proved the most resilient

in The spoken word
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
E. Wyn James

Ann Griffiths (1776-1805), was until comparatively recently the only female poet of any real prominence in the Welsh literary tradition. Born Ann Thomas, she lived all her life in rural Montgomeryshire. Ann experienced evangelical conversion aged 20 and joined the Calvinistic Methodists. She became noted for the depth of her spirituality and began producing verses encapsulating her insights and experiences. Of the seventy-three stanzas and eight letters attributed to her, only one letter and one verse survive in her own hand, most of the extant verses having been transmitted orally to her maidservant, Ruth Evans. About two-thirds were published in early 1806, a few months after Anns death following childbirth, and were immediately acknowledged as religious verse of the highest order. They are characterized by a fervent subjectivism blended with an objective wondering and a plethora of biblical allusions and typology. The transmission of her hymns and letters has taken various forms - oral, manuscript and print - and most recently electronically, on the ‘Ann Griffiths Website’ in particular.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Mel Bunce

( Hannides, 2015 : 9). Information provision should be prioritised within all humanitarian responses. In addition, international journalism about humanitarian disasters needs financial support. This content is incredibly important but rarely profitable, and so it is neglected by the commercial news market. This means it is vital that citizens, foundations, philanthropists and public-service outlets value and support this work ( Scott et al ., 2018 ). The third priority is media literacy. We need audiences to know how to distinguish sources

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Louise Beaumais

resources for humanitarian workers to truly become data literate. Without this data literacy, much of the data produced externally won’t be used by these workers. Third, there is a broader refusal of the quantification of humanitarian practices, both in its substance and in its modalities. This article is divided into four parts. The first part provides a brief background on the quantification of the humanitarian field to show how quantitative data have become so prevalent in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

scholarly reflections on development communications ( Clost, 2014 ; SAIH, 2021 ), which she uses in the ‘training of volunteers away from perpetuating stereotypes about “white saviorism”’. At MCoS, Rhonda Rosenberg borrowed ideas of ‘media literacy’ elaborated by the Association for Media Literacy. She encountered their ‘key concepts’ when encouraging young people involved in MCoS anti-racist workshops to enter the annual video competition of the National Film Board of Canada ( National Film Board, 2009 : 21–2). The very work of ‘myth busting’ of humanitarian images, she

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
R.M. Liuzza

Long before the invention of the mechanical clock, the monastic computes offered a model of time that was visible, durable, portable and objectifiable. The development of ‘temporal literacy’ among the Anglo-Saxons involved not only the measurement of time but also the ways in which the technologies used to measure and record time — from sundials and church bells to calendars and chronicles — worked to create and reorder cultural capital, and add new scope and range to the life of the imagination. Techniques of time measurement are deeply implicated in historical consciousness and the assertion of identity; this paper proposes some avenues of exploration for this topic among the Anglo-Saxons.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library