Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project to launch at the University of Leicester

Posted by er134 at Jul 05, 2013 02:40 PM |
Weekend of events beginning 5th July to commence a £800,000 project on the complete works of Evelyn Waugh using Digital Humanities technology

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 5 July 2013

Alexander Waugh, Evelyn Waugh’s grandson, the General Editor of the edition, and Senior Visiting Fellow of the University of Leicester, will attend a colloquium outlining the aims and challenges of an ambitious five-year project to produce the first scholarly edition of the works of Evelyn Waugh.

Professor Martin Stannard, of the University of Leicester’s 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.

Talks begin on Friday 5th July at 4.00pm with an introduction to the project and open forum chaired by Alexander Waugh. Members of the public are welcome and may book through: sa563@le.ac.uk

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 5th and 6th July will address how computing, traditionally utilised by the physical sciences, can be adapted to suit Digital Humanities support.

The colloquium will be held at John Foster Hall, Oadby, from 5-7 July.

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. For further information on the AHRC, please go to: www.ahrc.ac.uk

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