Project team and contact information

This pilot Levi Digital Commentary platform is a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and the University of Notre Dame, both of whom provided seed funding in 2023. The project team for the pilot phase consisted of Robert Gordon (Cambridge), Charles Leavitt (Notre Dame), Vittorio Montemaggi (Cambridge), and Katherine Powlesland (Cambridge). The editors can be contacted at editors@levidigitalcommentary.org.

We are extremely grateful to the many supporters of this pilot project who have contributed their time, resources, contributions, and advice. We particularly thank Tracy Bergstrom, for her early shaping of the project’s aspirations, and all the initiating Contributors.

Terms of Submission

  • Licence. Contributions are uploaded to the Commentary under a CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence. This is a Creative Commons licence that permits others to reuse and build on your work as long as they credit you by your username (BY), do not use your work for commercial purposes (NC), and apply the same licence to any work they make using your work (SA)
  • User access and interaction. The Commentary uses Hypothesis.is annotation software under the terms of a Restricted Group. This means your annotations will be visible to the general public but only members invited by the site editors can upload responses or further annotations
  • Authorship. Contributors will be identified as the author of their annotation by their initials (or initials + second and third letters of their surname where there is duplication) at the bottom of the annotation. Users can visit the living list of Contributors (below) to decode the initials
  • Moderation. Annotation content is moderated and proofread by two editors prior to uploading and every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of both annotation and editorial content on the site. Please do inform the editors of any errors or inaccuracies. The editors seek to preserve Contributors’ academic freedoms but reserve the right to request amendments to material for clarity, accuracy, or for alignment with house style, and not to accept material that is deemed outside the scope and purpose of the site. The views expressed by contributors on the site are not necessarily shared by the editors
  • Contributor approval. Contributors will be invited to review a proof copy of their accepted annotation and to sign a Release Form prior to its uploading. Annotations will not be uploaded until a Release Form has been signed
  • Tags. To optimise site navigation, up to six tags may be appended to each Contribution. A living list of Tags is maintained by the editors and via the hypothesis platform. As part of the moderation process, the site editors will suggest suitable tags. Contributors are also free to suggest further tags of their own
  • Word limits. The Commentary’s 1000-word limit for longer contributions is enforced (+10%), except in exceptional circumstances and by agreement with the editors. For shorter annotations, we are more flexible and suggest as a guide that you aim for around 50 words
  • File format. Textual contributions are welcome in Word or rtf or equivalent editable format. Format and resolution of multimedia files will be agreed on a case by case basis in the pilot phase
  • Language. Annotations are accepted in both English and Italian. English is preferred, where possible, for greater user accessibility. Contributors may reference and quote from Levi’s work in either the original Italian or in translation (and likewise from other Italian sources). Contributors are invited to assume that site users have some knowledge of Italian or are prepared to use a translation AI
  • House style. The house style is MHRA. The main site language is British English. The editors will format your annotation for the platform
  • General style notes.
  • Simplicity and informality is encouraged
  • There is no need to give your piece a title. The anchor text constitutes the title in each instance. If you feel a title is essential, for example to verbally connect an interlinked series of annotations, it can be incorporated into the start of the first paragraph (e.g. ‘Names. This is the first of three instances…’)
  • The site does not accept footnotes. Tangential or contextual material should be included either in the body of the annotation, as a response to an annotation, or may be supplied as a separate annotation
  • References are to be included in the body of the annotation using author-date format and with an embedded link to WorldCat entry wherever possible, e.g. (Gordon 2001) or other (preferably open source) source. If you have any problems with this, the editors will format and source this for you. To refer to a specific page, use the following format: (Gordon 2001, 183)
  • Key texts referred to in annotations or longer contributions may be included on the site’s Bibliography page; please suggest additions to this page
  • Citations from the chapter text of SQ are normally given in Italian but English is also accepted


Contributors are identified at the end of each annotation by their initials. Below is the site’s living list of Contributors (last updated 14/10/23):

RA – Richard Ashby
FB – Franco Baldasso
MB – Marzia Beltrami
PB – Pamela Ballinger
EB – Erica Bellia
SB – Stefano Bellin
DB – Damiano Benvegnù
RC – Ruth Chester
GC – Gianluca Cinelli
JD – Jonathan Druker
DAFR – Daniel Finch-Race
VG – Valentina Geri
SG – Simone Ghelli
FG – Filippo Gianferrari
RG – Robert Gordon
CH – Christopher Hamilton
LI – Lina Insana
CM – Cameron Munro
MJ – Mara Josi
TK – Tristan Kay
AK – Akash Kumar
CLL – Charles Leavitt
EL – Eleonora Lima
MAM – Maria Anna Mariani
MM – Michele Maiolani
SM – Simone Marchesi
GM – Giovanni Miglianti
VM – Vittorio Montemaggi
RMuc – Rosa Mucignat
RMur – Ruth Murphy
RP – Ryan Pepin
LP – Lino Pertile
HPR – Helena Phillips-Robins
KP – Katherine Powlesland
CS – Chiara Sbordoni

Re-using material from the Commentary

Under the CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence by which Contributors have submitted their work to the site, you are permitted to reuse and build on the work in the Levi Digital Commentary as long as you credit the author of the content you use by name (please refer to the List of Contributors), do not use the work for commercial purposes, and apply the same licence to any work you make using this content. All digital surrogates of works not held by the Levi Digital Commentary are reproduced under licence from the libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions which hold the originals and must not be reproduced without prior written permission. The Levi Digital Commentary is unable to provide that permission, nor can it provide images for re-use as the copyright holders may reserve the right to charge a fee. Please contact the relevant institution directly using the copyright information provided with every work in the Levi Digital Commentary. Copyright in digital surrogates of works owned by the LeviDigital Commentary and the website is with the Levi Digital Commentary.