Call for Applications
DIGITAL EDITING AND THE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ROLL
April 28th and 29th, 2017
This graduate training workshop will cover topics in:
- Paleography and Cataloging of Medieval Manuscript Rolls
- Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing
- Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices
- Collaborative Editing
- XML, Text Encoding Fundamentals and the TEI Schema
No prior paleography or encoding experience is required.
The workshop covers the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the codicological challenges posed by manuscript rolls. Practical sessions inform collective editorial decision-making: participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, and encode (according to TEI P5 protocols) the text and images of a medieval manuscript roll. The workshop will result in a collaborative digital edition.
The workshop will run April 28th and 29th, 2017 (Friday-Saturday) 9.30am-4.30pm. This graduate-run workshop is free of charge, and lunches will be provided for participants. A limited number of small need-based travel bursaries are available for participants traveling to New Haven. The workshop will be limited to ten places – preference will be given to graduate students with demonstrated need for training in manuscript study and text encoding.
An information booklet and syllabus can be found on the website – please read this document before applying, and apply online by March 15. Applicants will be notified whether they can be offered a place by March 28th.
For more information, see the project website (digitalrollsandfragments.com/