Presenter Information

Kay Hames, Lynchburg CollegeFollow

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Department

English

Abstract

Using the Early English Books Online database "A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches" has been translated into a readable format with the spelling of words modernized to increase the accessibility of the document. There are many inconsistencies within the document that reveal the quality of the printing at the time. The inconsistency is an important part of trying to comprehend the document. My presentation is primarily about rendering a document published in 1600 that was translated from German to English in the 1600's. The document in question is a news article, recounting the why the witches are on trial, the trial, and the punishment. The historic context is particularly important because it helps the reader to ascertain the social expectations in Germany, more specifically Munich, in the 17th century.

Faculty Mentor

Robin Bates

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English Text and Translation: A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches

Using the Early English Books Online database "A Strange Report of Six Most Notorious Witches" has been translated into a readable format with the spelling of words modernized to increase the accessibility of the document. There are many inconsistencies within the document that reveal the quality of the printing at the time. The inconsistency is an important part of trying to comprehend the document. My presentation is primarily about rendering a document published in 1600 that was translated from German to English in the 1600's. The document in question is a news article, recounting the why the witches are on trial, the trial, and the punishment. The historic context is particularly important because it helps the reader to ascertain the social expectations in Germany, more specifically Munich, in the 17th century.