30th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies
Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York City: March 27-28, 2010

Vibeke A. Pedersen, "Knowledge for Everyman 1492-1750: A Registration and Selection of Early Danish Textbooks"

“Knowledge for Everyman” is a subproject under the intereuropean  project CLARIN (Common Language Ressources and Technology Infrastructure, www.clarin.eu ). “Knowledge for Everyman” deals with the complete registration of Danish books for the unlearned from 1492-1750 and a following selection of books for digitalized publishing.

Under the headline ‘Methods of editing vernacular texts and translations’ this presentation will tell about the registration and the following selection of books for digitalized publishing:, concentrating on the earliest period, 1492-1550, with a perspective to later periods.

The following questions will be answered:
What kind of books are selected for registration: the genres, how and why? What kind of books were popular (and therefore reprinted)? How are the selected books digitalized? How can the selected texts/books be used by researchers and scholars?

Examples will be shown from prayer books and calendars.

The presentation will also deal with “The multilevel presentation” as a tool to make the books readable to the ‘everyman’ of today.


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