Source Criticism in the Digital Age

Ancillary historical skills as an essential competency for historical scholarship and associated disciplines On 1 November 2015, Eva Schlotheuber, Institute of History, University of Düsseldorf, and Frank Bösch, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, issued a call to action to all German historians via the Historikerverband, highlighting the need to ring-fence “Grund­wissen­schaften”, fundamental historical skills. This …

Teaching the Codex 2016: Timetable

Saturday 6 February 2016 0900 Registration with tea & coffee 0945 Opening remarks 1000–1130 Classics Chair: Stephen Heyworth (Classics, Oxford) Niels Gaul (Classics, Edinburgh) Nigel Wilson (Classics, Oxford) Tobias Reinhardt (Classics, Oxford) 1130–1200 Tea & Coffee 1200–1300 Medieval I Chair: Julia Crick (History, KCL) Daniel Wakelin (English, Oxford) Henrike Lähnemann (German, Oxford) 1300–1415 Lunch 1415–1515 Medieval …

Teaching the Codex. An interdisciplinary colloquium and its digital aftermath.

Palaeography and codicology encompass skill sets which are applicable and of use to a broad range of disciplines across the Humanities. Most students encounter them for the first time at graduate level, in spite of their wide-reaching implications for our understanding and interpretation of the texts and documents with which we work. The approaches taken …