This website is made possible thanks to the continued volunteer work of many people who research, write, transcribe, proofread, fact-check, make web pages, visit archives and libraries, hunt for graves, troll databases, share information, promote resources, and facilitate conversations and partnerships with a variety of people out in the world who share the desire to understand and promote Anne Lister.
If you would like to get involved (or if you are already and would like to be listed on this page), please get in touch.
Livia is a digital product designer in Baltimore, Maryland (US). She is the founder and a maintainer of this website, as well as the Anne Lister Research Summit, and a past Anne Lister Birthday Week volunteer.
How she uses different units of measure depending on where she is. Because science. And the endless book reading.
Steph is a Digital Media Producer in Kearney, Nebraska (US). She is a maintainer of this site, an #AnneListerCodeBreaker, member of the Summit Squad, technical director for ALBW Live, creator of the Anne Lister Sex Guide.
That in her eyes, most days were (even despite her notes sometimes suggesting otherwise) a "fine day."
Amanda is a medical coder in Cambridgeshire, UK. She is a maintainer of this site and creator of the Anne Lister Timeline, a member of the Summit Squad, and an #AnneListerCodeBreaker with a keen interest in Anne, the mountaineer.
How Anne's thirst for knowledge, and desire to understand herself took her all over the world at a time when travel was extremely difficult. Nothing ever stopped her!
Shantel is an Instructional Design Solution Lead in Durham, North Carolina. Dedicated to educating the public on the science of Mariana & the Belcombes and tirelessly recruits for the #TeamMariana cause. Promotes #TeamDigThemUp for science, helps maintain this site and the Anne Lister Research Summit.
"I did not believe you could in heart forget me and I thank you for the remembrance of which you speak but I would rather have had a line in season."
Kat is a recent graduate of Film and TV Production based in East Yorkshire, UK. She is a maintainer of this site, member of the Summit Squad, an #AnneListerCodeBreaker, and ALBW Live volunteer. Dedicated to research on Sibbella and the Macleans.
Anatomy loving Lister; carrying out dissections in her Paris attic.
Jude is based in Halifax, UK and spends lots of quality time doing research about local history and digging into archival records.
(we don't know, we're waiting for Jude to tell us. She's probably at the library.)
Anne’s need to investigate everything but especially when she tells her journal that “I must investigate”.
That she compares a lot of Europe's landmarks to York Minster, or to Yorkshire's rivers and landscape. And even if the landmark structure is celebrated for its architecture, she might prefer it 'her way' - less squat, more round, a different colour, etc. - and she expresses this in the most acerbic manner.
Jane is a retired lawyer, amateur artist, flower gardener, and very proud #AnneListerCodeBreaker living in Richmond, Virginia. A great admirer of Anne Lister's remarkable vocabulary, Jane spearheaded the creation of Anne Lister's Dictionary and regularly contributes to that and the other trackers on PwP.
The word "agreeableizing" and all that it entails
Kerstin is a teacher and lives in Germany. She is an #AnneListerCodeBreaker.
Favorite annelisterism: Her self-confidence, thirst for knowledge, and nerdiness – "Take the present assurance, the fruit of time and of experience that is not wise thus to quarrel with me."
Retired lawyer, avid golfer, an #AnneListerCode Breaker, married.
Her ability to describe in such detail the places she visits and the people she meets. Her thirst for knowledge and her desire to find a companion for life.
#AnneListerCodeBreaker, quizzer, software tester and recovering academic linguist (obscure alphabets a speciality). Croatian living in Canterbury (UK) with wife and cat.
“walked forwards in quest of horrors”
Heather is a Software Technical Sales unit executive at a large corporation, and lives in Atlanta, GA, USA. She is an #AnneListerCodeBreaker who wishes she had more time to devote to this exciting project. Her special interests include woodworking, kayaking, snow skiing, hiking, and pretty much anything in the great outdoors.
Her zest for life, irrepressible optimism, and the fact that she never gave up on Ann Walker.
A person of leisure from Blackburn, Lancashire, UK. Co-editor with Prof. Hannah Barker of ’Business and Family in the North of England during the Early Industrial Revolution', published by OUP, and an #AnneListerCodeBreaker.
‘Very nice’, ‘very civil’ and, everyone’s favourite, ’fine day’.
Landed lady from Halifax, Yorkshire (UK), who travels incessantly and eats too much cold veal. She's a voracious reader, avid diarist and provides the vast majority of information for this website.
Favorite annelisterism: “I have learnt, too, that I have got into too voluminous a manner of journalizing - I must spend less time in this way"
How to contribute to Packed with Potential
Packed With Potential's purpose is to uncover and understand Anne Lister's life and historical context through open, collaborative and accessible research and references. This site is a hub for individuals pursuing independent research to reference, contribute and publish resources and new work.
We welcome all types of contributions. Every person with an interest in Anne Lister is qualified to join our group of Lister Nerds. No previous research experience or particular technical expertise is expected.
If you are pursuing a new project and looking for people to work with, we can help connect you with others to collaborate with as well as support you in editing, publishing and maintaining your project on the site or elsewhere.
If you are an #annelistercodebreaker we can help you set up a blog, social media account or anything else that would help you engage with the larger code-breaker community.
Have some other random idea or need help? We are here for it! Just get in touch.