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(24 Feb, 12:30) Loose Threads. An interdisciplinary

When? – Thursday 24 February 2022 at 12:30 p.m.Online via ZOOM(for the link please contact sarah.cusk@lincoln.ox.ax.uk) An introduction to the Bodleian Conservation team’s work on textiles in libraries, an area that merges the artificially separate disciplines of textile, book and object conservation, drawing on the expertise of textile historians, craftspeople, embroiders and artists to create …

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Digital Scholarly Editing

In collaboration with Digital Scholarship@Oxford (DiSc) and the Digital Hub at Jesus College, the Oxford Centre for Textual Editing and Theory (OCTET) is organising a brief introduction to Digital Scholarly Editing on 2 November 2022 (5pm – 6pm) at Jesus College’s Ship Street Centre (University of Oxford). The speakers are Emma Huber and Joshua Schäuble.  …

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Movable Type

Part 1 of: Printing an anniversary card for Sebastian Brant at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press Agnes Hilger A snippet from my school knowledge memorised some time ago:  Johannes Gutenberg invented “letterpress printing with movable type”. As is so often the case with such facts, I didn’t really think about it much at the time and just put it …

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Come Live Edit a Blog Post! ‘In Search of an Apostle: Uncovering the Roots of the Taylorian Janua with Digital Methods’

In this session, we are going to transform an academic paper into an academic blog post, closely examining the opportunities and challenges afforded by this medium of communication. (1) Methodological: Digital methods can aid us in our book historical research by (a) expanding the community of scholars with whom we engage and (b) expanding and reshaping the archival …

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Revising the Catalogic Record

By Vincent Leung As is well known, written word in the Middle Ages projected the verisimilitude of authority and veracity via the use of ​auctoritates​, personnages and works whose popularity survived centuries with the rubber stamp of intellectual, religious, and governmental institutions. Of course, times have changed. By no means are former sources revered solely …

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