The Oxford Traherne summer studentships in early printed books 2018

The Oxford Traherne is offering an opportunity to two Oxford undergraduates to undertake a small supervised research project on early printed books during the Long Vacation 2018; to gain experience of working with a large scholarly edition; and to participate in a programme of activities which provide an introduction to the study, care, and conservation of early printed books from a variety of perspectives, including handpress printing, special collections care, bookbinding and paper conservation, and new digital tools. The scheme will run for 3 weeks, from Monday 23 July to Friday 10 August 2018, and the closing date for applications is Monday 9 April. Interviews will be held at the beginning of Trinity Term.

For full details of the scheme and how to apply, please click here. Dr Julia Smith is happy to answer any questions.

The Oxford Traherne is grateful to the following organizations for their support of this scheme:

The Bodleian Libraries: Centre for the Study of the Book and Rare Books staff; Balliol College Library; Brasenose College Library; The Oxford Conservation Consortium; The Queen’s College Library; The Strawberry Press; Visual Geometry Group, Engineering Science; Worcester College Library


 Traherne Digital Collator now available for free download

The Oxford Traherne, in collaboration with Professor Andrew Zisserman FRS and Joon Son Chung (Visual Geometry Group, Engineering Science, Oxford), and Dr Christopher Palmer (Balliol, Oxford), has developed the Traherne Digital Collator, an innovative digital tool for collating printed texts.

We have now made the software freely available for download, and can supply the image capture equipment to order. Following feedback from our network of users from other scholarly editing projects, we are currently working on a major upgrade which will incorporate some of their suggestions.

For further information, to download the software, or to order the image capture equipment, please click here.

The Traherne Digital Collator and camera equipment ready for use