DH Speaker Series: Jeffrey Witt

Join us for the final DH Speaker of the 2016-2017 academic year. Jeffrey Witt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland, will be speaking on “The Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive: Reconceiving the Medieval Corpus in a Linked Data World.”

Monday, May 8, 2017
12:15-1:15pm
Hillel 101
Lunch provided, please register.


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Jeffrey Witt is an assistant professor of philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. He is the founder, designer, and developer of the Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive and the LombardPress-Web publication system. He is working on several editions of previously unedited Latin texts, aiming to make them freely available and searchable on the web. He sits on the advisory board of the Digital Latin Library and is co-chair the IIIF Manuscript Community Group. In 2016, he was awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania to develop TEI transcriptions of the Sentences commentary of William de Rothwell and to incorporate those transcriptions into the Scholastics Commentaries and Texts Archive. Jeffrey Witt completed his graduate work in the philosophy department at Boston College in the spring of 2012. His dissertation focused on issues of faith, reason, and theological knowledge in the late medieval Sentences commentaries. He is the co-editor of The Theology of John Mair (Brill 2015) and the co-author of a monograph on the 14th century philosopher and theologian Robert Holcot (Oxford University Press, 2016).

This program made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Italian Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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