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The Consolation of Philosophy in Fifteenth-Century England: Explorations towards a new edition of Walton's Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy in Fifteenth-Century England: Explorations towards a new edition of Walton

The Consolation of Philosophy in Fifteenth-Century England: Explorations towards a new edition of Walton's Boethius

Wednesday, November 29th 12:30 pm

Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy (c. 525) was one of the most influential literary works in medieval Europe. The Consolation was translated into English three times before the advent of print, but the most successful of these early English translations remains very little known to modern readers. Ian Cornelius, Nicholas Coteus, and Lex Podell will talk about the thinking and process behind creating a new edition of the 1410 English translation of this important work. 

Past Fall 2017 Lunchtime Lectures

Turn Around – Experiencing a Story in 360 VR

Wednesday, October 18th 12:30 pm 

When a camera covers all angles in a shot, how may a story be scripted in narrative? When nothing can be hidden around the camera, how may technical setup enhance storytelling? 360 VR visual production and presentation are facing challenges both in the methodology of telling a story and technology of implementing storytelling. In this presentation, Jamason Chen led the audience in an exploration of new ideas and methods of storytelling in a virtual reality environment.

Exploring Common Sense: Creating a Digital Critical Edition

Wednesday, September 13th 12:30 pm

Explore Common Sense (explorecommonsense.com) is a digital critical edition of the first British edition of Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense, which is notable for the redactions that prevented the printer from being arrested for seditious libel. Creators Kate Johnson, Marie Pellissier, and Kelly Schmidt will discuss the process of working with an original copy of the text in University Archives and Special Collections, creating the site, and its potential as both an interpretive and learning tool inside and outside of the classroom.