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DRI / Marsh's Library Seminar: 'Reading Renaissance Marginalia in A Digital Environment'

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The Digital Repository of Ireland, the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD programme and Marsh's Library are co-organising a interactive seminar on the history of reading on September 7th. This interactive seminar will introduce participants to ‘The Archaeology of Reading’, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to digitize, transcribe, and make searchable the marginalia preserved in some of the most amazing books of the sixteenth century. It will be presented by Professor Earle Havens, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and Dr Matthew Symonds, University College London.

The Archaeology of Reading is dedicated to creating a corpus of important and representative annotated texts with searchable transcriptions and translations, with the aim of enabling scholars to compare and fully analyze early modern reading, and place that mass of research material within a broader historical context. The seminar will be of particular interest to digital humanities scholars, as the Archaeology of Reading is one of the largest digital humanities projects undertaken in recent years.

The seminar will take place in the Royal Irish Academy on Wednesday 7th September from 3.30pm to 5pm. Attendance is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, email