Quill Project: constitutions and other negotiated texts

1 March 2016 1.00pm 2.00pm


Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (Map)


Nicholas Cole and Alfie Abdul-Rahman


Pip Willcox


The Quill platform is a new project to facilitate research into the process by which committees negotiate texts, especially in the context of constitutional conventions and legislative assemblies. The initial project is based around the records of the 1787 Constitutional Convention that produced the Constitution of the United States, and the Quill platform aims to transcend traditional narrative accounts by presenting users with a more detailed and intuitive reconstruction of the process of negotiation. We will present both the historical problems that this platform aims to address, and the approaches that we have adopted in building the Quill system.

Access: If you have a University or Bodleian Reader’s card, you can get to the Centre for Digital Scholarship through the Mackerras Reading Room on the first floor of the Weston Library, around the gallery. If you do not have access to the Weston Library you are more than welcome to attend the talk: please contact Pip Willcox before the event (pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk). 


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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