This project will produce a digital edition of Gabriel Harvey’s annotated copy of Livy, or more properly, T. Livius Patavini, Romanae historiae principis, decades tres, cum dimidia (Basle, 1555). This volume was the subject of Lisa Jardine and Anthony Grafton’s seminal article “Studied for Action”: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy, Past & Present 129 (1990). The digital edition will form the core of an exploration of the activity of reading within its historical and cultural contexts.
The project is a collaboration between CELL, the University of Utrecht, and Princeton University. A report on an earlier pilot project [PDF] is also available.