UMW History Professor Discusses Digital History Project on Public Radio Show

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University of Mary Washington Professor of History Bruce O’Brien will discuss the effort to translate and digitize 150 early English law codes, including the Magna Carta, during an interview on the “With Good Reason” public radio program beginning Saturday, Feb. 11. The interview can be heard on Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. on WCVE 88.9 FM and on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 13 at 12:30 a.m. on WAMU 88.5 FM. The segment, “The Magna Carta Online,” is expected to be online beginning the week of the show at http://withgoodreasonradio.org/2012/02/the-magna-carta-online/. O’Brien is leading an international collaborative effort called the Early English Laws Project, which aims to re-edit and translate all early English laws issued between 600 and 1225 and make them accessible to the public through an online database.  The project, which started in 2009, will include commentaries, introductions, translations and images of all of the earliest manuscript folios. “We are bringing … [Read more...]