Digitising David Jones – Jim Ede Correspondence

21 June 2021 - 25 June 2021

Online

Methods Workshop: Digitising David Jones – Jim Ede correspondence (using TEI)

A workshop with Huw Jones (Cambridge Digital Humanities) and Laura McCormick Kilbride (Research Fellow in English, Peterhouse)

In June 2021 work will begin to digitise and create an open-access digital edition of the letters of the poet, artist, and First World War veteran David Jones (1895–1974) to his patron Jim Ede, founder of the Kettle’s Yard Museum. Building on the growing interest in Jones as an undiscovered Modernist, and the increasing need for researchers to be digital-aware, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to get involved in this exciting project.

Limited places are available to attend an intensive, five-day workshop from 21 – 25 June 2021. The event will include lectures by Jones scholars, Anna Svendsden (The David Jones Research Center) and Thomas Berenato (University of Virginia), and a virtual tour of the Kettle’s Yard House with Eliza Spindel. 

The Workshop will be led by Huw Jones from the Digital Library Unit at Cambridge University Library and participants will:

  • gain expertise in encoding manuscript letters in TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)
  • work on the mark-up of five pages of manuscript material, which will display in the open-access Cambridge Digital Library
  • will receive due credit for work as an “assistant editor” in the more extensive David Jones Digital Archive (DJDA)

Should you not wish to do the encoding element, some places are available for the first and last sessions including the virtual tour of Kettle’s Yard House and a public Q&A session. Please book via this Eventbrite page.