• Sjoerd Levelt deposited Early Modern Marginalia and #earlymoderntwitter in the group Group logo of Digital HumanistsDigital Humanists on Humanities Commons 1 year, 3 months ago

    Like early modern marginalia, tweets are used to engage with text in a plethora of ways: to annotate, explain, comment, cross- reference, call attention, memorise, disparage, satirise, ridicule, praise, translate, summarise, &c.—and to make apparently entirely extraneous, sometimes unintelligible, comments. Twitter is used by scholars in Early Modern Studies to comment on, relate to, teach and examine the sources they study, and to establish communities of readers, as well as communities of learning. The generic links to other types of writing which we see in early modern marginalia is mirrored by the ways in which #earlymoderntwitter communicates with other scholarly disciplines as well as other fields of knowledge (including current events, sports, entertainment and gossip), within a knowledge ecosystem of various interrelated media (including other social media such as Facebook, Instagram, but also (increasingly online) traditional publishing. This paper surveys both the approaches to early modern marginalia on Twitter, and Twitter as a location of annotation of early modern texts.