University launches Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project

Posted by er134 at Jul 05, 2013 03:35 PM |
Weekend of events beginning 5th July to commence a £800,000 project on the complete works of Evelyn Waugh using Digital Humanities technology
University launches Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project

Evelyn Waugh, photographed in about 1940

A colloquium will be held at John Foster Hall, Oadby, from 5-7 July, to outline the aims and challenges of a five-year project to produce the first scholarly edition of the works of Evelyn Waugh.

Alexander Waugh, Evelyn Waugh’s grandson, the General Editor of the edition, and Senior Visiting Fellow of the University, will attend the event which will begin with a talk and introduction from Waugh on Friday 5 July at 4:00pm

Professor Martin Stannard, of our School of English is Co-Executive Editor with Professor David Bradshaw of Oxford, and has secured a massive grant of £822,482 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to fund this Leicester-based project.

The project is likely to form the largest ever scholarly edition of a British author, and will use cutting-edge Digital Humanities technology. Talks on 5 and 6 July will address how computing, traditionally utilised by the physical sciences, can be adapted to suit Digital Humanities support.

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