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Digital Thoreau

Launched in 2012 and headed by English professor Paul Schacht, Digital Thoreau is a digital humanities project from SUNY Geneseo that allows English scholars and others to read and discuss texts by Henry David Thoreau. As of this write-up, Digital Thoreau includes three major projects. The first is Walden: A Fluid Text Edition, which allows readers to examine how Thoreau revised and rewrote Walden between 1847 and 1854. This project allows readers to compare two of eight editions of Walden side-by-side and examine a number of meticulous notes about how the text was revised. Meanwhile, the Reader's Thoreau project invites participants to annotate and discuss Thoreau's work with one another. Reader's Thoreau currently includes Thoreau's 1849 essay "Resistance to Civil Government" and 1862 article "Walking," in addition to Walden. Finally, visitors may also check out the Days of Walter Harding: "a digital archive of the life and work of Walter Harding, an eminent Thoreau Scholar."
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