In 2014, the Early English Text Society celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding. For a century and a half the Society has published editions of Old and Middle English and Older Scots literature for modern readers. As part of the celebrations of the 150th birthday of the Society, there was a workshop for graduate students and recently postdoctoral scholars: Textuality in Transition: A workshop on editing texts from medieval Britain.
Textuality in Transition introduced the theory and practice of editing to a new generation of students of English language, literature and manuscripts studies, to enable them to take up editing projects for themselves. It involved lectures, discussions and practical exercises in editing in groups. The course was led by the members of the Council of the Early English Text Society and others, including Richard Beadle, Julia Boffey, Richard Dance, Susan Irvine, William Marx, Andy Orchard, Ad Putter, Jeremy Smith and H. L. Spencer.
Prof. Jeremy Smith (Glasgow), Prior experiences
Session: From transcription to edition
Prof. Richard Beadle (Cambridge) and Prof. Susan Irvine (UCL)
chair: Dr Richard Dance (Cambridge)