On Annotation

  • Good readers should be curious. Good writers certainly have been, and I think the best writers seek to develop the curiosity of the best readers. But there are so many good writers, and only so much time. And we all benefit from specialization, from the human ability to spread the load of effort and expertise. Annotated editions allow good readers to satisfy their curiosity without consuming all their time—and to discover, in gaps in the annotation, where the knowledge or curiosity of the annotators has not been enough, and where they can contribute something new.

    Brian Boyd, University of Auckland

Archive for April, 2016

  • Upcoming Workshop

    Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker will be hosting a one-day seminar on “Dynamics of Explanatory Annotation” at the DHSI (University of Victoria, British Columbia) on June 12; see www.dhsi.org/courses.php#workshops; to […]

  • Literary Annotation & Whipping Boys

    Literary Annotation & Whipping Boys

    An article by Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker on literary annotation and its new possibilities in the Digital Humanities (including the origins of the research project that led up to […]