The first DiXiT camp took place in Cambridge/London from Sunday, 27 April 2014 – Friday, 2 May 2014. Its programme included the fifth MMSDA course, short for Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.
DiXiT Camp 1 was a great success thanks to local organizers (esp. Peter Stokes and Elena Pierazzo), to excellent teachers and librarians and not least thanks to a splendid and enthusiastic group of participants comprising 13 DiXiT fellows and 18 additional PhD students. 9 participants have been generously supported by NeDiMAH.
Reports on both strands (medieval & modern manuscripts) will soon be published on the DiXiT blog website: http://dixit.hypotheses.org/
On the same blog DiXiT fellows will soon start to post reports on their individual research projects.
As for the upcoming DiXiT camps (Graz 14-20 Sept, Borås 8-13 Feb) and conventions (The Hague Sept/Oct 2015, Cologne Mar/Apr 2016, Antwerp Sept/Oct 2016) we would like to include and involve more and more associated network partners as well as scholars and institutions from outside the network.
For the first time, the course run in two parallel strands: one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.
The course is an intensive training programme on the analysis, description and editing of manuscripts to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. It stresses the practical application of theoretical principles and gives participants both a solid theoretical foundation and also ‘hands-on’ experience in the cataloguing and editing of original medieval and modern manuscripts in both print and digital formats.
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