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Disraeli Project draws to a close

The Disraeli Project, which produces scholarly editions of former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli’s correspondence, will close in November 2015.

“Over the past several years, we examined different options and pursued a variety of funding sources in an effort to extend the Disraeli Project,” says Susan Mumm, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science. “Despite everyone’s best efforts, we couldn’t find a solution that would support the long-term financial viability of the project. The Faculty of Arts and Science thanks the scholars, groups and individuals who contributed to the project over the past 40 years.”

The Disraeli Project was supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, both of which expired in 2014. The Office of Advancement and the Office of the Principal made a concerted effort to increase philanthropic support for the Disraeli Project. However, external funding did not reach a sufficient level to extend the project.

Queen’s remains steadfast in its pursuit of high-quality research in diverse fields. As part of its ongoing commitment to the evolving field of humanities research, Queen’s will participate in a conference on digital publishing in the humanities in conjunction with other members of the Matariki Network of Universities.

Questions about the closure of the Disraeli Project can be directed to the Faculty of Arts and Science at deanartsci@queensu.ca.