Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: 17-22 May 2010

Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: 17-22 May 2010

The Institute of English Studies (London) is pleased to announce the
second year of this AHRC-funded course in collaboration with the
University of Cambridge, the Warburg Institute, and King's College

The course is open to arts and humanities doctoral students registered
at UK institutions. It involves six days of intensive training on the
analysis, description and editing of medieval manuscripts in the digital
age to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. Participants will
receive a solid theoretical foundation and hands-on experience in
cataloguing and editing manuscripts for both print and digital formats.

The first half of the course involves morning classes and then visits to
libraries in Cambridge and London in the afternoons. Participants will
view original manuscripts and gain practical experience in
applying the morning's themes to concrete examples. In the second half
we will address the cataloguing and description of manuscripts in a
digital format with particular emphasis on the Text Encoding
Initiative (TEI). These sessions will also combine theoretical
principles and practical experience and include supervised work on

The course is aimed principally at those writing dissertations which
relate to medieval manuscripts, especially those on literature, art and
history. There are no fees, but priority will be given to PhD students
funded by the AHRC. Class sizes are limited to twenty and places are
'first-come-first-served' so early registration is strongly recommended.

For further details see or contact Dr
Peter Stokes at

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