Graduate Workshops

The creation of a digital version of a manuscript roll or fragment, with accompanying searchable transcription and commentary, is the energizing goal of each two-day workshop. These fast-paced courses emphasize practical input from participants as they work to build an online edition.

Training goals include digital editing and TEI markup, the paleography and codicology of medieval rolls and fragments, and project-based collaboration in the digital arena. These strands combine in the design of the workshops: participants work closely with one another to transform newly learned skills into a concrete digital artifact, and so prepare themselves to take on future digital collaborations.

Learning in these workshops is driven by participants themselves, through their active role in the process of edition creation. The workshops are organized and run by graduate students; guest lecturers provide additional expertise.


Upcoming Workshop Dates, 2017-2018

10-11 November, 2017: Yale University, New Haven, CT

27 – 28 February, 2018: Emory University, Medieval Academy of America Conference (Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll)

For more information about future workshops and opportunities, please contact one of the following addresses:

General inquiries: digitalmanuscriptrolls@gmail.com
US-based rolls courses inquiries: digitalmanuscriptrolls@gmail.com
US-based fragments courses inquiries: digitalmsfragments@gmail.com
London-based courses inquiries: demmrlondon@gmail.com


Long Marston 242

Beinecke Library Marston MS 242 (detail)


Past Workshops

9-10 June 2017 – University College London (Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Fragment)

28-29 April 2017 – Yale University (Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll)

5 & 9 April 2017 – University of Toronto, Medieval Academy of America Conference (Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Fragment

18-19 November 2016 – Yale University (Strand 1 – Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll)
18-19 November 2016 – Yale University (Strand 2 – Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Fragment)

21-22 October 2016 – University College London (Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll)

11-12 March, 2016.
Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll: A Workshop with Beinecke MSS 410 and Osborn a14

This workshop drew 14 participants and 3 auditors from universities across the US and Canada.  It was coordinated and led by Anya Adair and Joseph Stadolnik; teaching and support was also provided by Emily Ulrich, Gina Marie Hurley, Alexandra Reider, Eric Ensley and Katherine Hindley.  A guest lecture was provided by Catherine DeRose, from the Yale Digital Humanities Lab.

Photographs from the workshop can be found on Twitter and Instagram with #demmr.

11-12 December, 2015.
Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll: A Workshop and Digital Edition of Beinecke Takamiya MS 35

The pilot workshop ran 11-12 December 2015 at Yale University.  It was taught by Anya Adair, Joseph Stadolnik and Katherine Hindley; guest lectures were provided by Carol Chiodo (Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University) and Raymond Clemens (Curator, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University).

For the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences news story about the workshop, click here.

Long from Osborne

Beinecke Library Marston MS 180 (detail)

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