Making & Knowing Project

Marginal annotations on Ms. Fr. 640

The Making & Knowing Project, founded in 2014 by Pamela H. Smith, and involving hundreds of collaborators, is a research and pedagogical initiative in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.

As a postdoctoral fellow, I took part in the project working, among other things, on the digital critical edition of BnF Ms. Fr. 640. This unique 16th-century French manuscript offers first-hand insight into making and materials from a time when artists were scientists.

The digital edition makes an abundance of data freely available on its GitHub repository. Over the next year, I intend to publish a series of blog posts related to the edition and its data. I will show how easily one can download and analyze the text using Python or R. Stay tuned!

Clément Godbarge
Clément Godbarge
Warbrug—I Tatti Fellow

My research interests include early modern history, Italian literature and the digital humanities.