Sunday, December 9, 2012

*Manuscripts Online 1000 to 1500: Exploring Early Written Culture in the Digital Age*

Manuscripts Online: 1000 to 1500

 Manuscripts Online 1000 to 1500:

Exploring Early Written Culture in the Digital Age

11th January 2013

University of Leicester

Gartree and Rutland Room 
Fourth Floor, Charles Wilson Building 
Manuscripts Online: Written Culture 1000 to 1500 was funded by JISC, in November 2011, with the aim to study the written culture of medieval Britain between 1000 and 1500 by pulling together and providing access to written and early printed primary sources in this period. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Queen's University Belfast and York.  Manuscripts Online will provide access to a wealth of data which are central to the study of English language, literature and history during the middle ages, ranging from small, AHRC-funded editions to large cataloguing projects and including resources which are freely available to the public, available via subscription as well as those currently unavailable. On our blog we have already published a list of resources that we plan to include in the first launch of Manuscripts Online at the end of January 2013. 
'Manuscripts Online 1000 to 1500: Exploring Early Written Culture in the Digital Age' is the final project conference and you are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the conclusion of the project. Papers will explore the significance of our approach to data mining and federated searching to manuscript studies and early written culture. Speakers will also talk about the value and benefit of the project for teaching and researching early written cultures, and discuss how the resource, which is created by the project, is an opportunity to explore different techniques and approaches across disciplines. We are aiming to build in plenty of space for participation/discussion.

Plenary speakers

  • Andrew Prescott (King's College,London)
  • William Noel (University of Pennsylvania)


Registration, lunch and refreshments are free, but please register using the online form by 3 January 2013. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.


'Exploring Early Written Culture in the Digital Age' is generously sponsored by JISC.
Organising Committee: Orietta Da Rold, convenor (Leicester),  the Manuscripts Online team, with the assistance of Freya Brooks (Leicester).

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