Digital Editions Live: Launching the Oxford History of the Book Projects 2021

Reblogged from the History of the Book blog.

Taylor Editions and the Centre for the Study of the Book present: Digital Editions Live – Launching the Oxford History of the Book Projects 2021  

The series presents projects which have been developed by Master students in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages as part of their ‘Method Option’ Palaeography, History of the Book, Digital Humanities,  

Launches will feature new digital editions on, the Taylor Editions website, and a live showing of manuscripts and books. The sessions take place during the Oxford Trinity Term, 28 April to 16 June 2021, every Wednesday 3-5pm. Everybody is welcome to attend the sessions which will be held via Teams and recorded. Join the meeting here
After term, there will be a workshop in conjunction with Dark Archives to reflect on the methodology of editing, presenting – and teaching History of the Book on 25 June.  
For further information, contact Henrike Lähnemann <

1) 28 April 2021 Introduction and Animals in French Manuscripts 

  • Henrike Lähnemann, Emma Huber, Andrew Dunning: Introduction to Digital Editions Live 
  • Sebastian Dows-Miller: Re-awakening Merton’s Beasts (Merton College, MS. 249). Edition.  

2) 5 May 2021 Travelling Manuscripts

  • Eva Neufeind, Agnes Hilger, Mary Boyle, Aysha Strachan: Arnold von Harff’s Travelogue in the Bodleian Library (MS. Bodley 972)  and in other manuscripts

3) 12 May 2021 Early Printed Holdings in Taylorian and Bodleian 

  • Agnes Hilger and Alyssa Steiner: Pfaffennarr (Taylor ARCH.8o.G.1521(27) & Bodleian Library Tr.Luth. 16 (78)) 
  • Alexandra Hertlein: Jacob Locher Panegyricus (Inc. e. G7.1497.2./Douce 73) 
  • Grace Cook: Marginalia in the 1509 Le rommant de la rose (Taylor Arch.Fol.F.15)
  • Sam Griffiths and Christian Tofte: Marginalia in Plutarch’s Vidas Paralelas (Taylor ARCH Fol. Sp. 1491)  

4) 19 May 2021 Indigenous Languages: Tupi and Welsh 

  • Mary Newman: The oldest Tupi manuscript (MS. Bodley 617) 
  • Lois Williams: Cân o Senn iw Hên Feistr TOBACCO (1718), NLW. North PRINT W.s. 156 

5) 26 May 2021 Illustrated Italian Manuscripts  

  • Katie Bastiman and Holly Abrahamson: Dante Ante-Purgatorio (MS. Canon.Ital. 108) 
  • Giuseppe Nanfitò: Boccaccio, Filocolo (MS. Canon. Ital. 85) 

6) 2 June 2021 Collective Editing and Linked Data 

  • Josephine Bewerunge, Molly Ford, Sam Heywood, Caroline Lehnert, Molly Lewis, Marlene Schilling: A collective edition of a German devotional miscellany (MS. Germ. e. 5)  
  • Danielle Apodaca: Le Roman de Flamenca DH project across editions and translations 

7) 9 June 2021 Transforming Manuscripts

  • Carrie Heusinkveld: Reconsidering the Metamorphoses by Clément Marot (MS. Douce 117) 
  • Javaria Abbasi: Pedro de Medina’s Libro de cosmographia (1538), (MS. Canon. Ital. 243) 

8) 16 June 2021 Special Book Launch: 500 Years Passional Christi und Antichristi  

  • Edmund Wareham presents the newest book in the Reformation Pamphlet series, the ‘Passional Christi und Antichristi’ (Taylor ARCH 8° G. 1521 (19)

For more medieval matters from Oxford, have a look at the website of the Oxford Medieval Studies TORCH Programme and the OMS blog!

pfaffennarr excerpt

The fool reading; title page of the anonymous Reformation pamphlet ‘Der Pfaffennarr’ (1521) which is a pirated and mirrored version of the book fool from Sebastian Brant’s Ship of Fools. Cf. launch on 12 May. Taylor Institution Library ARCH. 8° G. 1521 (2