This October 2019 workshop at Harvard University will cover topics in:

  • Medieval Manuscript Rolls
    • Paleography and Codicology
    • Cataloging and Preservation
  • Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing
  • Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices
  • Collaborative Editing
  • XML, Text Encoding Fundamentals and the TEI Schema
  • Digitization Fundamentals

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the unique codicological challenges posed by manuscript rolls. Practical sessions will inform collective editorial decision-making: participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, and tag the text and images of these rolls according to TEI protocols. The workshop will result in collaborative editions of a manuscript roll.