Editing and Transcribing Premodern Texts: Digital Tools, Methods and Resources


Course code: HUXD01
Swedish title: Editing and Transcribing Premodern Texts: Digital Tools, Methods and Resources
ECTS credits: 7.5


Study period: autumn 2019
Type of studies: part time, distance course
Study period: 2019-11-04 – 2020-01-19
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden

Application code: LU-E1931

Application code: LU-37721


The course ”Editing and transcribing premodern texts: digital tools, methods and resources” gives an overview of

- the most common tools used when transcribing and editing texts, primarily from manuscripts,

- the different forms of digital presentation of texts,

- the types of projects related to corpuses, databases and editions of premodern texts in which memory institutions (libraries and archives) interact with scholars and the general public.

The course is given as a distance course in collaboration with professors at Università Ca´Foscari, Venice (Italy). Different types of digital tools and resources are explored, and the assignments are designed to introduce students to some of these tools.

Important dates – Autumn semester 2020

First Admission Round / Internationell ansökningsomgång

Distance Lund, part time 50%
In English
November 2, 2020 – January 17, 2021

Last day for application January 15, 2020

How to apply

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Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 13 750
First payment: SEK 13 750
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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

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