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Three Lectures by Barbara Bordalejo from University of Leuven

Barbara Bordalejo from University of Leuven will give DHDK students three Lectures in May focusing on Editorial Theory, Digital Edistions and Textual Communities Site

from 08 May 2018 at 10:00 to 22 May 2018 at 12:00

Aula Affreschi, via Zamboni 34

May 8th

The Implications of Editorial Theory in Textual Encoding for Scholarly Purposes

Manuscripts, whether they are authorial or scribal, often show signs of having been corrected. Occasionally, those corrections are the only evidence of documents that have been lost. For scholars interested in textual transmission, the representation of variant states of text is of vital importance. This talk is aimed at scholars interested in textual encoding working with original document materials (authorial or non-authorial) and describes the theoretical framework based on a distinction between the text of the document and the variant states of the text. We will also explore the development of the literal element (lit), used within the apparatus (app) element, while also taking into account the multiple variant texts that are often contained within single documents.

May 15th

The Past and Future of Digital Editions

This talk focuses on the development of digital editions since the 1990s to the present day. Dr. Bordalejo will demonstrate what has changed in the way digital editions are produced and presented. With examples from the Canterbury Tales, the Commedia and The Origin of Species (as well as other projects), she will show the changes in tools, as well as in presentation. This talk will also consider the possibilities for future development in digital editin.

May 22nd

Textual Communities Demonstration

Textual Communities is an online integrated site for the creation of transcriptions and collation and the production of digital editions. The Textual Communities framework offers users who wish to produce TEI compliant transcriptions a relatively simple tool to use for the creation of digital editions. This session will introduce Textual Communities and discuss its use and potential.