Event: Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA) – DiXiT Camp 1, 28 April – 2 May 2014, Cambridge & London

Deadline: 14 February 2014

Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA) – DiXiT Camp 1, 28 April – 2 May 2014, Cambridge & London

We are very pleased to announce the fifth year of this course, funded by the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT),  and run by DiXiT with the Institute of English Studies (London), the University of Cambridge, the Warburg Institute, and King’s College London. For the first time, the course will run in two parallel strands: one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.

The course is open to any arts and humanities doctoral students  working with manuscripts. It involves five days of intensive training  on the analysis, description and editing of medieval or modern  manuscripts 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 afternoon visits to libraries in Cambridge and London. 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  computers.

The course is free of charge but is open only to doctoral students  (PhD or equivalent). It is aimed at those writing dissertations  relating to medieval or modern manuscripts, especially those working  on literature,
art or history. Some bursaries will be available for  travel and accommodation. There are eighteen vacancies across the  medieval and modern strands, and preference will be given to those  considered by the selection panel likely to benefit most from the  course. Applications close on 14 February 2014 but early registration  is strongly recommended.

For further details see http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/mmsda.html or contact dixit-mmsda@uni-koeln.de

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