Digital projects

Digital Editing Workshops
Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll is a workshop series, organized and run by graduate students, which uses medieval manuscript rolls to teach the principles of digital editing, XML, and the TEI schema. The creation of a digital version of a manuscript roll, with accompanying searchable transcription and commentary, is the goal of each two-day workshop. With other participants in the March 2016 workshop at Yale University’s Beinecke Library, I contributed a TEI-encoded transcription of a portion of the Middle English text of Osborn MS a14, a late fifteenth-century redaction of John Lydgate’s “The Kings of England sithen William the Conqueror.” I also encoded the instruments of the arma Christi in one of the three large illuminations on Beinecke MS 410, a fifteenth-century prayer and indulgence roll.

I have organized a graduate workshop at Emory University for February 27-28, 2018, on the two days prior to the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America in Atlanta. My co-organizers and co-instructors for the course are Gina Hurley (Yale University), James Ensley (Yale University), Katherine Hindley (Nanyang Technological University), and Jessica Henderson (University of Toronto). During the workshop, we will create a collaborative digital edition of Emory’s fifteenth-century genealogical roll, which has been digitized for the first time for this project (Emory University; Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library; Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Eastern and Western Manuscript Collection; Box 2, Folder 1). The Emory workshop is supported by Emory’s Medieval Studies Program, Program in Linguistics, Department of English, Center for Digital Scholarship, Pitts Theology Library, and Department of History. TEI-encoded editions of all the manuscript rolls mentioned above will be publicly available via Yale’s Beinecke Library website. Please visit the main workshop website for calls for applications for future workshops.

4. Rolled up, topUPenn, MS Roll 1563: Digital Facsimile and Omeka Exhibit
Published June 2014. Through the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School course, “The Medieval Manuscript in the 21st Century,” taught by Will Noel and Dot Porter at the University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts,  have designed a digital facsimile of a devotional/prayer roll from 15th-century England. My article describing the manuscript and its texts appears in Notes & Queries 63.2 (June 2016): 196–199. Click here for more information about the manuscript and for access to all aspects of my digital project.

speech thumbA Speech-Act Theory Adventure
Video project. Published March 2014. 30,000+ views. Click here for additional information about the video, including a shot list and an annotated bibliography with materials for teaching with speech-act theory.

A Teaching Resource: A Salvation Diagram in BL Add MS 37049
I have transcribed and translated the text of the two-page illumination on folios 72v-73r of London, British Library, Additional MS 37049. The fifteenth-century manuscript is a Northern English, Carthusian miscellany, and the two-page illumination could be described as a salvation diagram, as it explains the heavenly or hellish results of earthly religious practices. The image I have captioned depicts the sacraments, several biblical scenes, and the hell mouth; scrolls and banners feature Middle English descriptions of the illuminations. Click here to access the PDF.

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