On June 21st,Â Lee Skallerup Bessette covered Year of Ulysses (YoU)Â in Inside Higher Ed. At the end of her YoU piece, she writes:
“Iâ€™m writing about this project here, not just because it involves EMiC (which I am a part of), but also because I think it is important that this initiative be promoted as widely as possible. This, to me, is one of the biggest potential benefits (for lack of a better word) of digital humanities: the potential to bring the academics and the general public together is a collaborative way. While I was at Congress, I continually heard about how humanists need to engage more with the public, but was then dismayed by the relative media silence about YoU. Maybe because itâ€™s the summer, when we all scatter to the wind, maybe itâ€™s because itâ€™s being done in Canada, thus off the larger higher education (or even mainstream media radar). Either way, I know that I will finally attempt Ulysses and participate in this absolutely fascinating experiment and experience.”
Read the entire piece, which also features Stephen Ross’s commentary on the YoU initiative.