Bodleian Student Editions - Manuscript Editing Workshop

Learn to make, and publish, a digital edition of a Bodleian manuscript!

Undergraduates and postgraduates in any discipline are invited to attend workshops in textual editing at the Weston Library. Participants study previously unpublished Bodleian manuscripts, and produce annotated digital transcriptions which will be published on the database Early Modern Letters Online, as ‘Bodleian Student Editions’.

The sessions provide a hands-on introduction to the following:
1. Special Collections handling
2. Palaeography and transcription
3. Metadata curation, analysis, and input into Early Modern Letters Online
4. Research and publication ethics
5. Digital tools for scholarship, and further training available

This is a rare opportunity to combine material sources and digital tools to explore the history of your discipline in new ways. Although the sessions are standalone, participants in previous workshops have gone on to further transcription work with Bodleian collections or as research assistants with projects around the country, as well as incorporating the material into their own research. We also provide first-hand experience with primary sources, and a citable publication, for those wishing to apply for postgraduate study in areas where this is valuable.

Where: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library
When: 23 November (Thurs 7th week), 10am-4:30pm; and later dates
Who: sessions are led by curatorial and technical staff and participation is open to all students at the University of Oxford. Attendance is free but places are limited and registration is required.
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