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Invitation for the Launch of the Correspondence of Isaac Casaubon in England, 1610-1614

The new edition of the letters of the great Huguenot scholar Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614) has now been published in four volumes, the culmination of a three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The letters date from Casaubon’s years in London 1610-1614, and over 40% of the letters in the edition are published here for the first time. The editors are happy to announce two launch events (one at the University of Warwick, one at Trinity College Dublin), and invite you to join them in celebrating, and in discussing the relevance of Casaubon’s letters for early modern scholarship.

 

1. Tuesday, 5 March 2019, The University of Warwick

The editors, Paul Botley and Máté Vince, will present the new edition at a launch event at Warwick on Tuesday 5 March 2019. The event will start at 5pm, and take place in the Wolfson Research Exchange, 3rd Floor of the University Library; we envisage the event will last for just over an hour. All are welcome, but do please register your attendance in advance (mainly for catering purposes), by sending an email to: renaissance@warwick.ac.uk.

 

2. Tuesday, 2 April 2019, Trinity College Dublin

 

What do new editions of old texts reveal?: A discussion about critical editing and the launch of The Correspondence of Isaac Casaubon in England, 1610-1614

 

Why publish a private correspondence – or any other text – from several hundred years ago? How do modern editions of letters, historical documents and literary works differ? Is editing and/or translating a form of scholarship?

The Dublin launch of the 4-volume critical edition of the correspondence of the classical scholar Isaac Casaubon provides an excellent opportunity for practicing and would-be editors, as well as enthusiasts and readers of older texts, to reflect on the work involved in producing a modern edition. The event will begin with a masterclass in the morning, open to students. The afternoon session is open to members of the public, and it will feature the book launch, chaired by Dr Graeme Murdock, and a roundtable discussion on editing, with invited experts from the UK and Ireland, chaired by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer.

The event is free of charge and open to all, but registration is required: https://critical-editing.eventbrite.ie. You can also find details, such as schedule and full list of speakers, on the same website.

In the meantime, you can follow Casaubon on Twitter: @IsaacCasaubonus, where he shares snippets of his letters.

We hope you can join us either at Warwick or in Dublin.

Thu 14 February 2019, 09:46 | Tags: Book, colloquium, University of Warwick, Workshop, Book Launch