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Workshop in Textual Editing

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford

Would you like to make a digital edition of a Bodleian manuscript?

We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates and postgraduates from any discipline to take part in a pilot series of workshops in textual editing. The first (of six stand-alone sessions) will take place on Wednesday of 2nd week, 19 October (i.e. next week!) from 10am-4pm in the Weston Library.
Participants will study Bodleian manuscripts, working with colleagues from the Bodleian’s Special Collections, the Centre for Digital Scholarship, and the Cultures of Knowledge project, to produce an annotated digital transcription which will be published on Culture of Knowledge’s flagship resource, Early Modern Letters Online, as ‘Bodleian Student Editions’.

Each workshop will introduce students to:

1. Special Collections handling

2. Palaeography

3. Transcription and proofreading

4. Metadata creation and curation

5. Submitting metadata and transcriptions into Early Modern Letters Online

This is a rare opportunity to work with Bodleian collections and curators, with technical experts, and students from other faculties and degree levels, to combine material and digital tools to explore the history of your discipline in new ways. We hope in future sessions to incorporate students’ particular interests and to expand the editions’ scope to include other collections, including classical, oriental, and modern.

Participation is open to all students of the University of Oxford. If you would like to participate please contact Mike Webb, Curator of Early Modern Manuscripts,

For more information and to see dates of future sessions (if you cannot attend the first), please visit the Bodleian Digital blog.

Contact name: 
Mike Webb
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