Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML), published by Harvard University Press, was launched in 2010 and already includes more than 25 volumes. The three subseries of DOML include Byzantine Greek, Medieval Latin and Old English. The standard format of the series presents original texts with facing-page translations and limited commentary, and is designed to make the written achievements of medieval and Byzantine culture available to both scholars and general readers in the English-speaking world.
Three summer interns will read, edit, and correct files of medieval Latin texts and translations. They will help prepare volumes for publication, ensuring that texts, translations, and notes adhere to the DOML Guidelines and Style Sheet, and are accessible to a non-specialist audience.
Interns will be trained to identify and standardize medieval Latin orthography; copyedit and proofread for DOML style; and interact effectively and diplomatically with translators. They will also learn the process by which a proposal becomes a published volume, and observe first-hand how texts are translated into English, often for the first time. This summer they will also have the opportunity to bolster DOML’s social media presence.
Read Harvard Magazine’s article on the launch of the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library: