Friday, 10 February 2017

Upcoming Event: JRRI Medieval and Early Modern Research Seminar Series

Event information from the John Rylands Research Institute...

 Quantifying Caxton – Taking a Digital Approach to Historical Spelling Variation

Rosie Shute (University of Sheffield)
Thursday 9 March, 5.30pm
Christie Room, John Rylands Library Deansgate

‘Logic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic’ in Myrrour of the Worlde (Westminster: William Caxton, 1480)
Rylands 3469, c4v-c5r ©The University of Manchester

William Caxton (c. 1422-91) began printing in England in 1476, publishing over one hundred texts throughout his lifetime. We tend to think that Caxton's texts represent Caxton's language; however this talk demonstrates the influence of the type-setter on the language of Caxton's printed work, focusing on spelling in particular and drawing on methods from mathematics, computer science, and the history of the book.

Free event. All welcome.

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