Packed With Potential is a community of people who share an interest in exploring the lives of Anne Lister and those in her circle with historical context through open, collaborative, and accessible research.

Our mission is to promote greater understanding of Anne Lister and her contemporaries, and elevate their legacies. We share knowledge openly as we discover more about the people and events in Anne Lister’s life, to explore with and learn from each other.

This site is a a hub for individuals to read, reference, contribute to and/or publish findings, and connect with others. Get involved today!

TRAVEL MAPS

Journey through Anne Lister's travels with these interactive maps including extracts from her journals and travel journals.

TIMELINES

Follow key milestones across the lives of Anne Lister and her contemporaries.

PROJECTS

Explore Anne Lister's life and times utilizing the wealth of knowledge being unearthed from her journals.

PROFILES

Learn more about Anne Lister and people of interest in her extended network with these introductions.

THEIR STORIES

Focus on a particular topic with articles taking a closer look at specific events relating to Anne Lister and those in her circle.

RESOURCES

Utilize these tools and resources to guide and support further learning and research.

Community Calendar

Stay abreast of relevant events happening across the Ann(e)dom.

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What's New?


November 19, 2022
November 12, 2022
  • Packed with Potential turns 3! 🥳

  • Added "“I feel the mind enlarging itself”: Anne Lister’s gendered reading practices" to Anne Lister References


October 30, 2022
  • Added "Stoically Sapphic: Gentlemanly Encryption and Disruptive Legibility in Adapting Anne Lister", "Queer Pilgrimage: Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack, and Locating Community", "Gentleman Jack and the (re)discovery of Anne Lister", “Following Anne Lister: Continuity and queer history before and after the late nineteenth century”, and "Can we call Anne Lister a lesbian?" to Anne Lister References
  • Updated Journal Transcripts page with latest WYAS transcription volume.

September 12, 2022
September 9, 2022
August 27, 2022
  • Added "The closet romantic: Anne Lister’s use of and contributions to British romanticism" and ​​"Curating as Feminist Organizing" to Anne Lister References

August 26, 2022
  • Added "A matter of perspective: Ann Walker through her lens and those of her contemporaries", "From Diaries to Data Doubles. Self-Tracking in Dutch Diaries (1780–1940)" and ​​"’Pink-tinted glasses’: looking and affirmation in Gentleman Jack" to Anne Lister References

August 18, 2022
  • Added "Impossibility of its being deciphered”: Anne Lister, her “crypt hand” diaries, and the contrast between voicing and silencing" and “What unholy Chart is this?!”: Paratextual intertextuality in Gentleman Jack fan posts of scholarship on Anne Lister" to Anne Lister References

August 17, 2022
August 14, 2022
  • New Resources: WYAS Catablogue, From Weaver to Web, Calderdale Libraries Local Studies Blog, Northowram Historical Society, and History Out Loud

Older updates

August 13, 2022
  • Added "In the words and footsteps of Anne Lister" to the Book Concierge

August 10, 2022
  • Added "Average Height, Dark and Handsome: Sexuality, Self-Presentation and Independence in the Life and Times of Anne Lister (1791-1840), c. 1816-1826." to Anne Lister References

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May 10, 2022
April 28, 2022
  • Added the links to the completed journal volumes shared by the WYAS to the Journal Transcripts.


April 24, 2022
March 21, 2022
  • Added "The Effects of 'Anne-dom': The Collaborative Production and Dissemination of New Information on Anne Lister" to Anne Lister References


March 10, 2022
February 27, 2022
  • Added the Halifax Antiquarian Society and David Glover's articles in the Skircoat Green Directory to Resources


February 26, 2022
February 25, 2022
  • Added "The Lexicographical Lesbian: Remaking the Body in Anne Lister’s Erotic Glossary" to Anne Lister References


February 10, 2022
  • Added "Female Fortune, The Anne Lister Diaries, 1833-36: Land, gender and authority: New Edition" to Books about Anne Lister


February 9, 2022
  • Added "Anne Lister Encoder / Decoder" and "Lister Crypt Font" to Resources


February 3, 2022
  • Added "Interpreting the Thin Archive: Anne Lister, Eliza Raine, and Telling School Tales" to Anne Lister References


January 21, 2022
January 18, 2021
December 20, 2021
December 10, 2021
November 20, 2021
November 12, 2021
  • Packed with Potential turns 2!


November 4, 2021
  • Added "The 'Gentleman-like' Anne Lister on Gentleman Jack: Queerness, Class, and Prestige in “Quality' Period Dramas" to Anne Lister References


October 26, 2021
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December 25, 2020December 24, 2020December 23, 2020December 22, 2020December 21, 2020December 20, 2020December 19, 2020December 18, 2020December 17, 2020December 16, 2020December 15, 2020December 14, 2020December 13, 2020December 13-26, 2020December 3, 2020
  • Interactive travel maps and timelines from AnneListerTimeline.com moved to PackedWithPotential.org

December 1, 2020November 26, 2020November 12, 2020
  • Packed With Potential turns 1!

November 9, 2020October 1-31, 2020October 1-31, 2020October 16, 2020October 15, 2020October 14, 2020October 7, 2020September 25-27, 2020September 13, 2020September 6, 2020September 5, 2020September 3, 2020August 29, 2020August 28-September 23, 2020August 25, 2020August 24, 2020
  • All reference trackers updated to automatically link to WYAS catalog from WYAS reference code

August 17, 2020August 11, 2020
  • Packed with potential infrastructure updates; all open projects available to all contributors.

July 30, 2020July 26, 2020July 24, 2020July 19, 2020
  • Invited all Packed With Potential contributors to join the Contributors showcase.

July 11, 2020July 5, 2020June 12, 2020June 9, 2020May 25, 2020May 19, 2020May 18, 2020May 13, 2020May 3, 2020April 30, 2020April 26, 2020April 18, 2020April 13, 2020April 8, 2020April 7, 2020April 3, 2020April 1, 2020March 30, 2020March 22, 2020March 20, 2020March 14, 2020March 10, 2020February 17, 2020February 11, 2020February 1, 2020January 26, 2020January 4, 2020January 2, 2020January 1, 2020December 28, 2019
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