Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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851-0125-80L  Editing a Historical Scientific Manuscript (Personal Project Pilot Course)

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersR. Wagner
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 10.

This course is based on personal project supervision


Abstractthis pilot course will be based on supervised individual work by students. Each student will select a manuscript source (modern nachlass or historical manuscript) by a scientist in a language of their choosing and prepare an edition and translation of the source. The work will be personally supervised by the teacher.
ObjectiveStudents will have basic skills in historical editing work, and acquire knowledge about one science-history case study.
Work load:
- Class participation: 2-3 class meetings during the semester (this is flexible, so you may register even if the scheduled time is problematic for you).
- Selection of source: each student will select one scientific source - modern nachlass or early modern or medieval manuscript, which has never been edited. There are no restrictions on language of origin (students are encouraged to work on manuscripts in their native languages)
- Bibliography: each student will prepare her/his own bibliography to provide historical background for the selected source (150-200 pages).
- Each student will prepare a "diplomatic edition" and a translation of a selection from the manuscript (ca. 15 pages).
- Each student will prepare a 2,000 words commentary on the background and content of the manuscript.
- The work will be personally supervised by the teacher, and will be performed during the semester according to a fixed schedule.
Prerequisites / Noticeonly 2-3 class meetings during the semester