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Digital Launch Event: The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe

This symposium, co-hosted by the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters(CELL) at University College London, and the Warburg Institute, University of London, caps off a four-year, international collaboration between Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, the Princeton University Library, and CELL at UCL, with funding from the 

Scouting for 3 research assistants with excellent palaeography!

Page from Livy, copyright Princeton

CELL is currently recruiting for three research assistants, to work on our Archaeology of Reading project, including transcribing and translating marginal annotations from digital facsimiles of early modern books. The posts are part-time (2.5 days a week) and are funded for one year in the first instance.

Launch event for The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe (AOR)

poster for AOR1 launch

On Thursday October 13, the UCL Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) are hosting a launch event for The Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe (AOR), a digital humanities initiative from CELL, Johns Hopkins University, and Princeton University, generously funded by the Mellon Foundation.

Sea and Currents grant for Early Modern paper workshop

CELL are very pleased to have won a Sea and Currents grant as part of UCL's Global Engagement strategy. The successful applications were chosen according to how well they fit the criteria: potential for the future, fit with the Global Engagement strategic plan, benefit to UCL and the Faculty and making a difference in some significant way to research, education or other aspects of life. Our winning project seeks to build a research network to examine paper surfacing methods to receive ink in the early modern period.

A memorial for Professor Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine memorial

A memorial was held for our wonderful founding director, Professor Lisa Jardine, on Tuesday 19th January 2016.

The evening was a commemoration of Lisa's academic achievements, and was arranged jointly by the University of London, University College London and Queen Mary University of London. Eight speakers shared their memories of Lisa as her career progressed, from Cambridge and the Netherlands, through to her time at QMUL and subsequently at UCL.

CELL is recruiting!

annotations in a book

We're looking for a postgrad Research Assistant to work with us on our two exciting projects, the Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe and Building a Library Without Walls: the Early Years of the Bodleian Library.


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