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.

Digital Bookwheel for the Archaeology of Reading is now live!

ramelii's book wheel

You can view and search our “micro-corpus” of books annotated by Gabriel Harvey, in a lovely IIIF-compliant, open access, open source viewer.

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 CELL call for papers: RSA Chicago 2017

 Portrait of a Young Artist, c. 1500, Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection 1947.77, The Art Institute of Chicago

CELL invites proposals for papers to be given at the 2017 annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), to be held in Chicago, Illinois, 30 March—1 April 2017.

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.

Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS, 1944–2015

Professor Lisa Jardine

We here at CELL are heartbroken by the recent death of our founding director, beloved friend, and constant inspiration Professor Lisa Jardine. Lisa was the very image of the perfect scholar and it is hard to imagine the office we all share without her.

CELL's MA is now open for applications

reading a manuscript in an archive

CELL is delighted to announce that our MA in Editing Lives and Letters is now open for applications. The programme uniquely combines the technical skills of archival research and the most up-to-date strategies and techniques for online data organisation and presentation.

Temptation in the Archives - Adventures in Open Access Publishing

Temptation in the Archives cover

CELL is happy to announce the publication of Lisa Jardine’s latest book, Temptation in the Archives. We’re especially excited that Temptation in the Archives is one of the launch titles for UCL Press, the open access publishing arm of our academic home, UCL.

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