The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) develops projects focused on making archives matter, concentrating on the years 1500 to 1800. Located at University College London (UCL), CELL consists of doctoral students, researchers, teachers and writers.
CELL has a busy social media presence, participating in scholarly conversations across the globe with our academic colleagues and the wider public. Our Facebook page publishes links to developments, news and items of interest at CELL, while our Twitter stream tracks the daily movements of the CELL team, as well as picking up and passing on links and photos rather more informally. On our Pinterest site you will ﬁnd images and links to objects and material which we like. Finally, we regularly add to the project data available for download from our Github page.
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- CELL’s projects have over the last ten years set the standard for marrying rigorous standards of traditional scholarship to the new possibilities opened up to us by the transformations in communication and information technologies. Here you can ﬁnd the research we’re pursuing right now, as well as older projects.
- CELL equips its postgraduate students with the skills necessary to conduct and transmit their archival research. Courses in paleography, critical bibliography and information technology have been oﬀered in the past. The Director’s Seminar – convened by Professor Lisa Jardine – provides a weekly opportunity for the CELL community to come together and share their work in a productive, supportive and convivial atmosphere.
- We are very proud of the CELL community – not just members of our core research team, but our students, our alumni, our friends and our associates. Discover who we are and how we all make CELL one of the happiest corners of the academic world.
- Find out about the latest at CELL! We use this space in conjunction with our Facebook page and Twitter feed to advertise job opportunities, plug CELL appearances in the media, congratulate our students and colleagues on their successes and think about the place of the humanities in higher education and the world at large. Call it a blog if you’d like.