English Handwriting Online 1500-1700
an online course
Acknowledgements and Thanks
One of the advantages of calling on the goodwill of others is the experience of finding that goodwill intact, robust, and resilient. The other benefit is having the opportunity to say thank you. In putting together such a large and richly-documented project, we have of course relied upon many people and institutions, and have incurred a substantial number of debts. We have tried to make sense of them below.
Funding and Equipment
The EHOC project was almost entirely funded by a grant from CARET, the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies, in Cambridge, UK. Staff at CARET also helped us solve some of the thornier technical problems, and gave us advice and resources at critical stages. At CARET, we would like to thank Jem Rashbass, Sue Danson, Adrian Joyce, John Norman, Karen Wells, Kim Whittlestone, and Warwick Bailey. On the equipment side, thanks go to the Faculty of English for allowing us the use of the Faculty's digital camera, to Claire Daunton for her support, and to Jenni Tucker and Jen Pollard for liaising on server and software issues.
Manuscripts and Manuscript Images
For permission to photograph and publish portions of manuscripts, we would like to thank the Master and Fellows of Gonville and Caius College, the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, the Master and Fellows of Christ's College, and the Provost and Fellows of King's College. The Librarians and Archivists of each of these colleges--Jeremy Prynne, David McKitterick, Virginia Cox, Geoffrey Martin, Rosalind Moad, and Peter Jones--kindly allowed us access and courteous supervision. Mark Statham and the staff at Caius, Candace Guite and the staff at Christ's, and the staff at the Wren Library were consistently patient and more helpful than we had right to expect. Les Goodey at the Cambridge University Library gave us great images and a standard to aspire to.
Transcriptions and Other Content
The core of this resource lies in the images and transcriptions. The heavy hours of double-transcription were undertaken by a team of graduate volunteers, veterans of the Cambridge English Faculty's M. Phil. in Renaissance Literature. For their generosity and meticulous care, we would like to thank Christopher Burlinson, Tom Charlton, Nandini Das, Katrin Ettenhuber, Gabriel Heaton, Faith Lanum, Hester Lees-Jeffries, Tom Lockwood, Maartje Scheltens, and Angus Vine. Elisabeth Leedham-Green yielded up her invaluable time and expertise at several important stages, not least in the writing of her expert introduction. Heather Wolfe negotiated the participation of the Folger Shakespeare Library. We would like to thank the Librarian and staff at the Folger for their courteous and professional help, and for permission to reproduce their copy of Martin Billingsley's The Pens Excellencie. For their corrections and suggestions at various stages along the way, we are indebted to Colin Burrow, Amelia Sandy, and Georgia Aarons.
It has been a pleasure to work with so many generous and expert collaborators; we hope you will find it a pleasure, too.
Andrew Zurcher, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Gavin Alexander, Christ's College, Cambridge
Raphael Lyne, New Hall, Cambridge
Statements of Intellectual Property in Course Content
In the absence of a robust domestic or international convention on the copyright of electronic materials, the authors of and contributors to this site rely on the goodwill and discretion of those making use of our materials. Given the amount of generosity and hard work that has gone into creating this resource, we hope that you will be pleased to respect and observe the following statements of intellectual property.
All text appearing on this site (http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc) remains the property of its original authors, and should not be copied or distributed without the authors' consent.
All property in the manuscript images presented on this site (http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc) remains with the Colleges from whose libraries and archives the images were taken, as detailed in the schedule below. The images should not be copied, printed, or distributed under any circumstances (even for academic purposes). Should news of such copying or distribution reach us, we may be forced to remove the images from the site, effectively destroying the course.
Schedule of Manuscript Images
The Master and Fellows of Gonville and Caius College
The Provost and Fellows of King's College
The Master and Fellows of Trinity College
The Master and Fellows of Christ's College
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