Folger Library Paleography Workshop

The Folger Shakespeare honors our consortial relationship with the Newberry Library, so funding is available for this!  Please contact Dr. Ferrell no later than June 15th if you are interested in applying for this workshop.

Advanced Early Modern English Paleography

Heather Wolfe

December Weeklong Workshop

This workshop provides intermediate and advanced paleographers with the opportunity to tackle some of the Folger’s many challenging manuscripts in a collaborative environment. It is part of the Folger Early Mdoern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project, which is funded by a major grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Twelve to sixteen participants will select manuscripts from the Folger collections to transcribe while beta-testing a newly developed transcription software platform. They will work with the EMMO project team to refine their transcriptions before contributing them to the EMMO corpus. Some sessions will be devoted to participants’ describing the research questions that currently engage them, evaluating each others’ trranscriptions, and discussing digital mark-up and quality control issues. (No previous mark-up experience is necessary). In their application materials, applicants should describe the means by which they acquired their paleographic skill. Applicants are also welcome to indicate which previously unedited Folger manuscript or manuscripts they would be interested in transcribing.

Director: Heather Wolfe is Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has written various essays on early modern manuscript culture, and has most recently edited The Literary Career and Legacy of Elizabeth Cary, 1613-1680 (2007) and The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608: A Facsimile Edition of Folger Shakespeare Library MS V.b.232 (2007).

Schedule: All day Monday through Friday, 8 – 12 December 2014.

Apply: 5 September 2014. IMLS funding and funding from other sources extends travel and lodging award eligibility to all admitted participants.


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