News and events that are happening in the Quill Project. Learn how you can get involved with the project.


A seminar is planned later at the end of the term in conjunction with the Negotiated Texts Network. More details will be available soon.


Negotiated Texts Network Launch

On International Women's Day 2017, The Quill Project hosted the launch of The Oxford Research Centre in Humanities’ (TORCH) Negotiated Texts Network in Pembroke College. The event brought together students and researchers from across the University to enjoy talks on textual negotiations, and, importantly, a selection of fine cakes! The stimulating talks given by Dr Rob Johnson, Dr Ben Noble, Pip Willcox, and Quill researcher Grace Mallon, prompted discussions about new directions for the study of historical negotiations of treaties, constitutions, and other texts, which reinforced the multitude of new and exciting research opportunities that inter-disciplinary collaboration affords. Read more »

Quill Project Launch and Digital History Conference

Pembroke College, Oxford hosted a conference to mark the launch of the Quill Project, a digital humanities project which aims to capture how committees negotiate texts. The launch showcased the project's first endeavour: a model of the Federal Convention of 1787, which negotiated the United States Constitution. With an innovative software platform to present and explain, the day itself was a mixture of launch-event and academic conference. Read more »

Get involved

The Quill Project is launching a project to model the drafting of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in the human rights and their history, and who are keen to work closely with historical sources to help us record the Declaration inside the Quill platform. Read more »