At EMOB: Free Trial of Gale Cengage’s British Literary MSS Online

Posted in resources by Editor on April 12, 2011

As noted at Early Modern Online Bibliography (10 April 2011) . . .

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For the next three weeks, emob readers can explore Gale Cengage’s British Literary Manuscripts Online for free. The database contains facsimile images of manuscripts digitized from microfilm. Though the texts themselves cannot be searched, their metadata  can be.  Authors can also be browsed alphabetically. The resolution is good, and legibility can be enhanced through digital magnification and brightness and contrast controls. Line tools and highlighting tools allow for digital annotation.

The product consists of two parts, both of which are included in the free trial: part one includes Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; part two includes manuscripts written between 1660-1900.

On the database’s home page, the following links to online tutorials help with basic paleography. . . .

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The full posting at EMOB along with the link for free access is available here»

How I wish, incidentally, I had had access to the paleography tutorials before my first forays into manuscript research! These alone make the posting worth visiting (exploring the other offerings will, for me, have to wait until the weekend). Warm thanks to Anna Battigelli and Eleanor Shevlin for sharing news of the free trial with Enfilade readers. -CAH

Call for Papers: HECCA New Scholars Session at 2012 CAA

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on April 12, 2011

In reviewing the regular call for papers for next year’s CAA conference, please note that HECAA will also be sponsoring a special New Scholars Session. The deadline is slightly later than the regular due date for proposals. Questions should be directed to the session chair, Kevin Chua.

HECAA New Scholars Session at CAA in Los Angeles, 22-25 February 2012
Kevin Chua, Texas Tech University, kchua71@yahoo.com

Proposals due by 1 June 2011

This session seeks papers from new scholars in the field of eighteenth-century art and architecture. The panel will consist of three to four short papers. Each presentation should be about 15-20 minutes. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the delivery of all the papers. Please submit a 300-word abstract and curriculum vitae via email to Dr. Kevin Chua at: kevin.chua@ttu.edu. Session participants should be HECAA members in good standing, and preferably have obtained their PhD degree after 2009, or be ABD.