This roundtable event will explore the feasibility of building a pan-European translation database for the early modern period. Our vision is for a comprehensive online analytical catalogue of translations which would provide information on source text(s), manuscript and print versions, and the different agents involved in the translation process, and which would link where possible to digital texts. Researchers are increasingly benefitting from databases and other digital projects which focus on a defined corpus or language area, but a bigger-scale European database along these lines has not yet been attempted. In this roundtable event participants will share experiences of developing online bibliographical/translation resources for the early modern period, and discuss the opportunities and challenges of embarking on an ambitious ‘umbrella’ database project.
To register for participation, please contact Dr Hilary Brown (email@example.com ן University of Birmingham, UK; SPP 2130 Mercator Fellow, Oct 2021-Jan 2022). A full programme can be found here. The language of the event will be English.