Apply by Feb. 5 | Digital Editing and Rolls Workshop at UPenn

Call for Applications
March 30th and 31st, 2018
University of Pennsylvania

This graduate training workshop will cover topics in:

  • Paleography and Cataloging of Medieval Manuscript Rolls
  • Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing
  • Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices
  • Collaborative Editing
  • XML, Text Encoding Fundamentals and the TEI Schema

No prior paleography or encoding experience is required.

The workshop covers the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the codicological challenges posed by manuscript rolls. Practical sessions inform collective editorial decision-making: participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, and encode (according to TEI P5 protocols) the text and images of a medieval manuscript roll. The workshop will result in a collaborative digital edition.

The workshop will take place March 30th and 31st, 2018 (Friday-Saturday) 9.30am-4.30pm, and will be run by Yale and Penn graduate students. It is free of charge, and lunches will be provided. The workshop will be limited to ten places, with preference given to graduate students who demonstrate need for training in manuscript study and text encoding.

An information booklet and syllabus can be found on the website – please read this document before applying, and apply online by February 5th ( Applicants will be notified whether they can be offered a place by February 15th. For more information, see the project website (, or email

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