News

January 2017: Congratulations to Danielle Grant, who completed her MA at the University of Saskatchewan with a successful defence of her thesis, Conversations Between Medieval Texts and Digital Editions: The Remediation of Harley 4205, which was an extended case study for our project. She is now a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Also, welcome to new team members Julie Maseka and Madison Taylor, who are Honours English students at the University of Saskatchewan. Hailey Mullock presented her work on hierarchies of decoration in Lydgate manuscripts at the U of S Undergraduate Project Symposium.

December 2016: Ben Neudorf and Yin Liu published their article on signes-de-renvoi in the online resource ArchBook.

October 2016: Congratulations to Medieval Codes volunteer student researcher Christina Fowlie-Neufeld, who not only graduated with Double Honours in English and Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, but also won the University of Saskatchewan's Rose Litman Medal for Excellence in the Humanities.

August 2016: Hailey Mullock presented a poster on her case study, 'Hierarchies of Decoration in Manuscripts of Lydgate's Troy Book,' at a U of S research poster competition. Yin Liu presented a paper on 'Information Insecurity in Some Middle English Romances,' based in part on work by Megan Dase, at the Romance in Medieval Britain conference at the University of British Columbia.

July 2016: Welcome to new team member Hailey Mullock, an Honours English student at the U of S.

April 2016: Christina Fowlie-Neufeld and Melissa Reid presented posters on their case studies for an exhibit event at the U of S Museum of Antiquities.

March 2016: Danielle Grant presented a talk, based on her Harley 4205 case study, on digitisation of medieval manuscripts, at the annual U of S graduate student conference. Yin Liu presented a very short flash talk on 'Reading with Spaces in Early Medieval England' at the Fordham University annual medieval studies conference, 'Manuscript as Medium'. (At some point she should stop just talking about this subject and get down to writing an article about it.)

November 2015: Welcome to new team members Christina Fowlie-Neufeld and Melissa Reid, undergraduate student volunteers with the Museum of Antiquities at the U of S. 

September 2015: We said a sad farewell to Megan (Wall) Dase, who went off to Leuven, Belgium, to start work on her Masters degree. But we also welcomed Tristan B. Taylor to the team; he is a PhD candidate in the Department of English here at the U of S. Yin Liu presented a paper on 'Reading with Spaces in Early Medieval England' first for the CMRS Colloquium at the U of S and then to the Ante Moderns at the University of Alberta.

March 2015: Welcome to new team member Megan Wall, from the CMRS program at the U of S. Also, Danielle Grant presented her preliminary questions about British Library MS Harley 4205 at a U of S graduate student conference. And we got a little bit of free publicity courtesy of the University of Saskatchewan's On Campus News.

October-November 2014: Yin Liu presented a paper, 'Tracking the Signe-de-renvoi', at the annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, 'Textual Trails', hosted by the Finnish Literature Society, Helsinki, Finland, Oct 30 - Nov 1. To read a bit about signes-de-renvoi and the frustrations of tracking them, see Ben Neudorf's blog posts 'An Encounter with Bede' and 'Medieval Linking Strategies'.

October 2014: Yin Liu presented a paper, 'Stating the Obvious in Runes', at the Pragmatics on the Page symposium 'Linguistics Meets Book History', University of Turku, Finland, Oct 24-25. You can read her preliminary thoughts on our blog post 'Things that talk'.

September 2014: Welcome to new team members from the U of S joining us as student researchers: Danielle Grant is in the English MA program and Courtney Tuck is completing a double BA (Honours) in History and Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (CMRS).

August 2014: Welcome to new team member Corie Wiebe, joining us as a student researcher. She is completing her MA in English at the U of S.

June 2014: Welcome to new team member Brittany Pickering, joining us as a student researcher. She is completing her MA in English here at the U of S.

May 2014: The Medieval Codes project was awarded a four-year Insight Grant from SSHRC, the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council of Canada.

April 2014: Best wishes to team member Jennifer Mainprize, who is leaving us for postgraduate work in speech language pathology at the University of Toronto. Jennifer's fine work on the project glossary, and on the physiology of reading, is still waiting in the wings until the project director catches up, but some of it will probably appear on this website in the near future.

September 2013: Yin Liu presented a paper, 'Ways of Reading, Models for Text, and the Usefulness of Dead People', at the INKE conference 'Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices', New York University, Sept 26-27. It's now been published in Scholarly and Research Communication 5.2 (2014).

September 2013: Welcome to new team member Jennifer Mainprize, joining us as a student researcher. She's a senior Linguistics student here at the U of S.

July 2013: We were at the Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing conference, July 11-13, here at the University of Saskatchewan.  

May 2013: At the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan, Yin Liu presented some thoughts on the project in 'The Digital Scribe: A Riddle', for a session on 'Critical Remediation: Intersections of Medieval Studies and Media Theory'. Many thanks to the session organisers, to audience members, and especially to Andrew Higl as the respondent, for helpful comments.