Visiting Speaker Series #1

ATNU is kicking off the new year with a new Visiting Speaker Series. The series will bring guests from across the Digital Humanities spectrum and beyond. The objective of the Visiting Speaker Series is to help promote the work being done by leading figures in the DH community, and to nurture and develop DH research at Newcastle and the North East of England. The extraordinary work of our guests will also help inform our own research here at ATNU.

The first speaker in the series is Dr. Raffaele Viglianti, from the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. Raffaele is a well-known name in the DH community: he is a TEI and MEI expert, and currently a co-general editor of the Shelley-Godwin Archive. Visit Raffaele's website for more on his research, and follow him on twitter. Read all the info about Raffaele's visit to Newcastle below:


ATNU Visiting Speaker -- Tuesday 27 February, 5pm, PERB G.13
Dr Raffaele Viglianti (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities)

Date: Tuesday 27 February
Time: 5pm
Location: Percy G.13
All Welcome.

Keeping text archives minimal: reflections on reducing the technological footprint of text encoding projects at MITH, University of Maryland

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), at the University of Maryland, has been active since 1999 and has developed and now hosts a number of legacy projects. In our recent attempts to rescue these earlier projects, we faced technical obsolescence and took steps to reduce technical infrastructure and improve these projects’ chances of being preserved into the future.
This work encourages us to look at our ongoing and future projects under a different light: how can we keep them simple and adaptable to future technical evolutions without impacting their scholarly value? In my talk, I will examine, in particular, our approach to the Shelley-Godwin Archive (S-GA), a project that aggregates digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, bringing together online for the first time ever the widely dispersed handwritten legacy of this uniquely gifted family of writers. The S-GA includes TEI transcriptions of manuscript pages, encoded with a documentary editing approach, focused on mise-en-page and authorial revision. My talk will outline the challenges and possibilities of adopting minimal technical infrastructure when dealing with this content and other encoding flavours in text and music notation.

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