Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 712. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-03-30 11:13:26+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: inadequacies illumined, complexities revealed A participant in MEDTEXTL list, Professor Peter Baker (English, Virginia), has described an intriguing approach to the teaching of palaeography, particularly in the case of the Secretary hand: to design a digital font approximating the hand without any compromises to modern expectations (as he has done), then giving it to the students so that they can decipher a text in it that they themselves have entered. I assume the approach works best when the students copy from a modern transcription of a manuscript they are trying to read. How well would this method work for manuscript hands across the board? Under what circumstances would it fail to reproduce the manuscript in question? What would the failures reveal? Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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