On January 27th, the BYU Fairy Tales group hosted a Mad Hatter Tea Party in celebration of Lewis Carroll’s birthday and the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Students and faculty enjoyed tea, Alice in Wonderland mad-libs, pin the smile on the Cheshire cat, and learning to use the Fairy Tales in Television Database (FTTV). Party-goers visited the website (fttv.humwp.byu.edu) and then explored the various infographics and left a notecard with a possible research question.
The number and quality of responses left by students and faculty at this party were incredible: as a result, the BYU Fairy Tales group will be answering some of those questions on this blog. While it is impossible to answer each question fully, we hope that our responses will provide a jumping off point for those who would like to do their own research.
For more information on how to start your own project, visit fttv.byu or make a comment on the post below.