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Digital Editions Live: Launching the Oxford History of the Book Projects 2021

Taylor Editions and the Centre for the Study of the Book present: Digital Editions Live – Launching the Oxford History of the Book Projects 2021  

The series presents projects which have been developed by Master students in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages as part of their ‘Method Option’ Palaeography, History of the Book, Digital Humanities, https://historyofthebook.mml.ox.ac.uk/.  The full playlist of events on the Oxford Medieval Studies Youtube channel.

Launches feature new digital editions on https://editions.mml.ox.ac.uk/, the Taylor Editions website, and a live showing of manuscripts and books. The sessions took place during the Oxford Trinity Term, 28 April to 16 June 2021, every Wednesday 3-5pm were held via Teams and recorded. After term, a workshop in conjunction with Dark Archives took place to reflect on the methodology of editing, presenting and teaching History of the Book on 25 June.  
For further information, contact Henrike Lähnemann <henrike.laehnemann@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk> 

1) 28 April 2021 Introduction and Animals in French Manuscripts Watch the launch.

2) 5 May 2021 Travelling Manuscripts Watch the launch

3) 12 May 2021 Early Printed Holdings in Taylorian and Bodleian Watch the launch

4) 19 May 2021 Indigenous Languages: Tupi and Welsh Watch the launch

  • Mary Newman: The oldest Tupi manuscript (MS. Bodley 617). Edition. Twitter account @TupiCorpus
  • Lois WilliamsCân o Senn iw Hên Feistr TOBACCO (1718), NLW. North PRINT W.s. 156. Edition.

5) 26 May 2021 Italian Manuscripts  Watch the launch

6) 2 June 2021 Collective Editing and Linked Data 

7) 9 June 2021 Transforming Manuscripts Watch the launch

  • Carrie Heusinkveld: Reconsidering the Metamorphoses by Clément Marot (MS. Douce 117). Edition
  • Javaria Abbasi: Pedro de Medina’s Libro de cosmographia (1538), (MS. Canon. Ital. 243). Edition.

8) 16 June 2021 Special Book Launch: 500 Years Passional Christi und Antichristi. Watch the launch

  • Edmund Wareham presents the newest book in the Reformation Pamphlet series, the ‘Passional Christi und Antichristi’, Taylor ARCH 8° G. 1521 (19). Blog. Edition.
Der Pfaffennarr

The fool reading; title page of the anonymous Reformation pamphlet ‘Der Pfaffennarr’ (1521) which is a pirated and mirrored version of the book fool from Sebastian Brant’s Ship of Fools. Cf. launch on 12 May.

Taylor Institution Library ARCH. 8° G. 1521 (27), fol. A1r

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