Elaine Treharne




Elaine Treharne is Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities at Stanford University. She has published over fifty articles and twenty-six books on Old and Middle English, on Manuscript Studies, and, latterly, on Text Technologies. Her most recent book is Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, 1020 to 1220 (OUP, 2012). She is currently completing the Oxford Very Short Introduction to Medieval Literature (OUP, 2015) and The Phenomenal Book, 600 to 1200. Elaine is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, of the Royal Historical Society, and a Trustee of the English Association. She has spent all her career thrilled by the connection between past and present that emerges from the study of old books and their users.

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Apr 21st 2015

Digging Deeper: The Form and Function of Manuscripts introduces you to the way medieval manuscripts are interpreted, conserved, and disseminated today. The Digging Deeper team of scholars from Stanford and Cambridge shows how to analyze the function of manuscripts, the methods by which they are conserved, and the digital means that are transforming the field of manuscript studies. We will look at the development of music, move beyond the European tradition to study non-Western manuscripts, and see how digital methods are allowing for new inquiry and posing new problems. In pursuing these studies, you will study some of the most significant and beautiful books held by the university libraries of Cambridge and Stanford.

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Jan 20th 2015

Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts introduces you to the study of early text technologies, focusing principally on the medieval book, but covering other textual objects, too, such as scrolls and diplomata.

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