The University of Warwick-British Library Festival
Books digitisation project was directed by Professor Ronnie Mulryne
and Dr Margaret Shewring of the University of Warwick, with input
from Dr Kristian Jensen, Colin Wight, Aly
Conteh, Rory McLeod, Neil Fitzgerald, Adrian Arthur and Chris Wootton
of the British Library.
Almost all of the detailed scholarly work, including the selection and cataloguing of the festival books, together with the XML coding, was carried out by Dr Sarah Cusk and Dr Alexander Samson, formerly Research Fellows of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at Warwick, with advice from language specialists.
A Steering Group of senior academic colleagues,
Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, Professor Margaret M. McGowan,
Mr Richard Parker, Professor R.J. Knecht and Dr Karin Friedrich,
in addition to Professor Mulryne and Dr Shewring, provided guidance
and liaison with Dr Jensen and his colleagues. Dr Thomas Stäcker
of the Herzog August Bibliothek at Wolfenbüttel gave valuable
advice on the thesaurus of search terms, and arranged for links
between this site and that of the Herzog August library, which holds
a rich collection of festival texts, 314 of which have been digitised.
was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the
University of Warwick, including the employment costs of the Research
Fellows, the costs of photography and the costs associated with
hosting the images on the British Library website. The AHRC grant
was approximately £250,000.
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