Who We Are

The Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive (MFTA) Project Team:

Project Director: Sonia Di Loreto, Università di Torino (Italy)

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University

Alanna Prince, Northeastern University

Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University

William Bond,  Northeastern University

Project Alumni

Molly O’Hagan Hardy, American Antiquarian Society

Sarah Payne, Northeastern University

About This Site:

The Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive, housed in Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks (NULabTMN) aims to digitally map networks of publication involving Margaret Fuller and the circles of European and American political and cultural figures, including Horace Greeley, and Giuseppe Mazzini and Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso with whom she came into contact during the years 1846-1850, when she lived in Europe.

As the research and the technological application are an ongoing process, we invite scholars and students to browse the exhibits and items presented, and to enter a conversation about collaborations in Nineteenth-century Revolutionary Europe.

What Drives Us:

The construction of this site is driven by many theories of the archive, of media, and of revolutionary and political history. Together, they all helped to give insight into what it can be done when we build an archive of comprising newspaper, personal, and historical artifacts; and how they all come together to build a previously unconsidered story. Digital Humanists such as Julia Flanders, gave us insight on the more technical, but still highly theoretical, ways to present this on our site. Flanders was crucial in helping us further elucidate our goals by helping understand the networks we seek to build. By helping us frame it as a “patchwork,” much like the traditional quilting method, we have been able to bring together materials in the ways as described by Maddock Dillon, Derrida, and Freshwater. We hope that this is apparent on our site as you move throughout it.

This archive is built of several different components including exhibits, maps, and other tools and resources that can help one become more and more acquainted with Fuller. As we move forward, we hope to grow the site further— this site is not static, it is ever-changing and expanding to bring the most accurate information and the latest scholarly contributions. We also hope to continue to learn more from our users. If you have a project of your own that you feel would be a great addition to our site, please let us know. We are willing to work with you to have it published here. If you have corrections or gaps that need to be filled, we take those kindly.

Thank you for visiting the MFTA!