Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010

Funding Totals

$100,000.00 (approved)
$100,000.00 (awarded)

Digital Edition of Cambridge, Pembroke MS 25

FAIN: RQ-50287-07

University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN 46556-4635)
Thomas Hall (Project Director: November 2006 to November 2010)

An electronic edition of Cambridge, Pembroke College MS 25, an eleventh-century collection of Latin sermons from which many Old English translations were produced. (12 months)

This project will produce an online image-based edition of Cambridge, Pembroke MS 25, an eleventh-century homiliary copied at Bury St. Edmunds. This manuscript is the earliest and best surviving witness to a ninth-century sermon collection known as the Homiliary of Saint-Pere de Chartres and also the fullest example of a Latin homiliary used by Anglo-Saxon clergy for writing sermons in Old English. Building on the methods and procedures of Edition Production and Presentation Technology (EPPT) developed at the University of Kentucky to publish digital editions of BEOWULF and the Old English BOETHIUS, this digital edition of Pembroke 25 will bring to light full editions of ninety-six sermons accompanied by select modern English translations, notes, indexes, a glossary, digitized color images of all 181 folios of the manuscript, and essays on the background of the collection and its ties with Old English literature.