Posted: November 14, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 3D, Abstracts, Conferences, critical editing, editorial studies, Events, immersive environments, Research, textual studies, the edition
By Daniel Paul O’Donnell, University of Lethbridge, James Graham, University of Lethbridge, Catherine Karkov, University of Leeds, Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Università degli studi di Torino. To be read November 23, 2012 European Society for Textual Scholarship, Amsterdam. In the last decade, advances in technology have taken the edition out of the library. Where there […]
Posted: November 19, 2007 Filed under: Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Old English, Teaching, Tutorials | Tags: anglo-saxon studies, Computers, editorial studies, exercises, manuscript studies, palaeography, students, study tips, Teaching, textual studies, transcription, Tutorials, xml
The following is a list of typographical conventions to use when transcribing medieval manuscripts in my classes. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 9, 2007 Filed under: Digital Humanities, Essays, Preprints and Offprints, Research | Tags: Computers, database, digital humanities, editorial studies, history, queries, textual studies
The last decade or so has proven to be a heady time for editors of digital editions. With the maturation of the digital medium and its application to an ever increasing variety of cultural objects, digital scholars have been led to consider their theory and practice in fundamental terms (for a recent collection of essays, see Burnard, O’Keeffe, and Unsworth 2006). The questions they have asked have ranged from the nature of the editorial enterprise to issues of academic economics and politics; from problems of textual theory to questions of mise-en-page
and navigation: What is an Edition? What kinds of objects can it contain? How should it be used? Must it be critical? Must it have a reading text? How should it be organised and displayed? Can intellectual responsibility be shared among editors and users? Can it be shared across generations of editors and users? While some of these questions clearly are related to earlier debates in print theory and practice, others involve aspects of the production of editions not relevant to or largely taken for granted by previous generations of print-based editors.
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Posted: December 16, 2006 Filed under: Digital Humanities, Essays, Preprints and Offprints, Research | Tags: anglo-saxon studies, Computers, database, digital humanities, editorial studies, relational queries, textual studies
In 1998, a few months into the preparation of my electronic edition of the Old English poem Cædmon’s Hymn (O’Donnell forthcoming), I published a brief prospectus on the “editorial method” I intended to follow in my future work (O’Donnell 1998). Less a true editorial method than a proposed workflow and list of specifications, the prospectus called for the development of an interactive edition-processor by which “users will […] be able to generate mediated (‘critical’) texts on the fly by choosing the editorial approach which best suits their individual research
or study needs” (O’Donnell 1998, ¶ 1).
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