Digital Manuscripts at the Bodleian: free event

MS. Kennicott 1

MS. Kennicott 1

On Monday 28 November we will be celebrating two major projects, the Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project and the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit, with an event at the Weston Library. Tickets are free, but please book in advance to reserve a place. The event runs from 11am to 5pm, with a break for lunch, and speakers will include:

  • Nigel Wilson on digitized Greek manuscripts at the Bodleian
  • César Merchán-Hamann on digitized Hebrew manuscripts
  • Paola Manoni from the Vatican Library on their part in the Polonsky Project
  • Judith Siefring on the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit
  • Emma Stanford on IIIF and Digital.Bodleian
  • Rafael Schwemmer on the Bodleian’s IIIF manifest editor
  • and presentations by Oxford scholars on their work with the Digital Manuscripts Toolkit.

Anyone interested in manuscripts, digitization, or learning about new tools for dealing with digitized objects is encouraged to attend.

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Research Uncovered—Sleep No More: Digital Scholarship, Online Learning and Liberal Education in the ‘Post-Digital’ Age

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Elliott VisconsiWhat: Sleep No More: Digital Scholarship, Online Learning and Liberal Education in the ‘Post-Digital’ Age

Who: Elliott Visconsi

When: 15.30—16.30, Tuesday 22 November 2016

Where: Weston Library Lecture Theatre  (map)

Access: all are welcome

Admission: free

Booking: registration is required

The norms and principles of liberal education—broadly-based and cross-disciplinary learning meant at its core to cultivate those habits of mind and intellectual dispositions worthy of a free and self-governing citizen—are under pressure in the digital age. The norms and principles of the digital age—access to information, transparency and velocity of worldwide communication, ubiquitous and frictionless authorship, broad democratic participation—are under pressure in the late neoliberal age.

In this talk, Elliott will consider the future of post-secondary education and propose a possible path forward, in which the affordances of digital scholarship and online learning align with and enhance the abiding principles of liberal education as a remedy for the democratic deficits and failed emancipations of the ‘post-digital’ era we inhabit.

Professor Elliott Visconsi is Notre Dame’s Chief Academic Digital Officer in the Provost’s Office, tasked with articulating and leading the University’s digital strategy as well as implementing innovative digital and online strategies on and beyond campus. He teaches and writes about early modern literature from Shakespeare to the end of the 18th century, constitutional law, First Amendment / Freedom of Expression doctrine in the digital age. Elliott is also the co-founder of Luminary Digital Media and the creator of an innovative software framework and authoring environment for teaching and learning with mobile devices.

You can read more about Elliott and his work on his website.