We propose the creation of a digital studio for the optical and chemical analysis of manuscripts and printed books. In this Level II start-up project, we will capture images of a 1472 guide for priests written in Latin by a Florentine archbishop and printed in Strasbourg using moveable type. We will image selected pages from this book at specific frequencies in the ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared spectrum. We will also conduct spot-level densitometry and Raman spectroscopy on elements in this book. The resulting data from these images will then allow us to create a digital studio that will include interactive tutorials and demonstrations explaining the principles of optical and chemical analysis to students, scholars, and life-long learners in the humanities. This digital studio will also allow users to browse and compare the images and spectroscopic data to form their own understanding of the book’s production process and reception history.
On the scholarly editing of historical documents as digital objects.
Description of the codex Oxford, Taylor Institution Library, Arch. 8° G. 1519 (11). This composite codex consists of 19 prints, printed between 1519 and 1522. The texts of print no. 1-11 and no. 13-19 are written by Martin Luther. The text of nr. 12 is about him.
In this interview Adrian Edwards, lead curator of Printed Historical Sources, The British Library, talks to Ernesto Priego about the Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition at The British Library, 2 May – 19 August 2014.
Brett D. Hirsch, “The Kingdom Has Been Digitized: Electronic Editions of Renaissance Drama and the Long Shadows of Shakespeare and Print.” Literature Compass 8.9 (2011): 568-91.
Selective bibliography on the beginning of printing in Europe.
Association of Print Scholars: Founding Jury Member, Grants Program (2017–2019)
Bibliographical Society: Member
International Council of Museums (ICOM): Member
Printing Historical Soci…
…2015 were as ‘Elizabeth Upper’.
Books & Exhibition Texts
2019: Early Colour Printing: German Renaissance Woodcuts at the British Museum (London: Paul Holberton Press in associa…
How did the earliest printing techniques in Europe shape visual communication at the end of the medieval era and the start of the modern, c.1450–1600?
- Co-Director, Book and Print Initiative
- Director, Printing Colour Project, http://www.printingcolourproject.com
- Convenor, London Rare Books School courses on historical printing techniques and illustrations
Twentieth-century American literature; African American literature; the literature of social movements; women’s literature; Marxist and feminist theories; print cultures; graphicity; representations of reading, writing, ink, and print; contemporary American poetry
This is a book review (pre-print) of the 2014 book by Lifshitz.
Bachelor of Arts Thesis on the first printed German cookbook.