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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



Catalogue data

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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Wagner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationRequirements: 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 report and edition will determine the final grade.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0125-80 SEditing a Historical Scientific Manuscript (Personal Project Pilot Course)2 hrs
Tue17-19IFW C 33 »
R. Wagner

Groups

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Restrictions

Places10 at the most
Waiting listuntil 01.03.2019

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Doctoral Department of Humanities, Social and Political SciencesDoctoral and Post-Doctoral CoursesWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveHistoryWInformation
History and Philosophy of Knowledge MasterSeminarsWInformation