Shakespeare in Cologny (Bodmer Lab Seminar)

The next session of the Bodmer Lab Research Seminar will be devoted to the collection of Elizabethan literature currently in the process of digitisation at the Martin Bodmer Foundation.


Wednesday 24 February at 12:15, Uni Bastions salle A113 (Aile Jura)

Shakespeare in Cologny
Prof. Lukas Erne and Dr Devani Singh
The Fondation Martin Bodmer holds over 120 volumes of books printed in English between 1476 – 1700. They include canonical literary works by Shakespeare, Milton, Sidney, Spenser, Malory, and Chaucer, but most of the Bodmer copies remain unknown to researchers. This session will provide an introduction to the early printed English books in the collection, to Shakespeare’s place within it, and to the digital catalogue that will be the product of our work. It will outline the aims and methods of this project, present some of the major findings to date, and demonstrate some directions for further research enabled by the new catalogue.