This project began in November 2017, when we came together to discuss our shared awareness of the Frankenstein bicentennial and doing some work with the text. Scott B. Weingart pulled together a meeting in which we discussed how we might perform a digital collation, consider text analysis, and other opportunities. Our initial project began with Elisa Beshero-Bondar and Raffaele Viglianti looking at what could be used for collation, Matthew Lavin of the University of Pittsburgh and Scott looking at text analysis possibilities, Jon Klancher as a Romanticist was interested in online possibilities for annotations, and Rikk Mulligan in full text versions for analysis and the UI to make these accessible.

The scope of the project has shifted, with new pieces patched on and others cut and stitched as needed. Some of our original group had to shift their attention elsewhere, and with the aid of an Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Seed Grant provided through the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we had the resources to bring on graduate student collaborators for the annotation efforts. We also experimented with a GIS visualization component to the site.

Our work continues, with those focused on specific portions of the effort listed below. Within each list, author order is alphabetical.

The project was revived after 2020 in the pandemic years, with Elisa Beshero-Bondar and Raffaele Viglianti working with student assistants from Elisa's DIGIT program at Penn State Behrend:

Textual Editing and TEI

Variorum / Project Interface

Contextual Annotations

GIS and Data Visualization

Agile Humanities Agency

Dean Irvine, Itay Zandbank, Talya Shraga, Shaindel Barkats, Bill Kennedy, Matthew Milner

The Agile Humanities Agency is a firm based in Toronto whose members have extensive experience with Digital Humanities development, with particular expertise in digital editions. AH helped us develop a more professional look for our website and think through the interactivity of our edition reader and variorum interfaces. We also worked with them to resolve some of our unique navigation needs.