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Digitisation of the dictionary of the Irish language

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

This project (2003-07) set out to digitise and publish the complete contents of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language (DIL). The Dictionary has been an invaluable tool to scholars and students since its publication in twenty-three separate fasciculi between 1913 and 1976 but the difficulties in using the paper edition are widely recognised.

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Encoding an On-Line Electronic Scholarly Edition and Implementing an XML Prototype

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The project aimed to program an on-line scholarly edition and implement an XML prototype meeting MLA’s guidelines for the electronic scholarly edition, and presenting full-text versions of all renditions to show evolution of a text to final states and devolution to original states. The first stage was to prepare a scholarly edition of William Wells Brown’s novel Clotel which provides the full text of all extant versions (those of 1853, 1860, 1864, and 1867) with explanatory annotation, textual-variant notes, and a scholarly apparatus.

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The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM)

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The purpose of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) is to obtain and archive directly-captured digital images of European sources of medieval polyphonic music. Where there is damage that makes these sources difficult to read, levels of digital restoration are also undertaken on copies of the original images to improve legibility and scholarly access. The project has created a new permanent electronic archive of these images, both to facilitate detailed study of this music and its sources, and to assure their permanent preservation.

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Partonopeus de Blois: an Electronic Resource

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

"Partonopeus de Blois" was one of the most popular romances composed in the 12th century, and played a key role in the development of Old French narrative literature. Analysis of the text is complicated by the fact that it exists in a number of different versions, which are difficult to study using a conventional printed edition. This project has produced an electronic resource that allows researchers to read and compare all the different versions in detail, without having to work from the original manuscripts (held in libraries from Yale to the Vatican) or microfilms.

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The Newton Manuscript Project

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Newton Manuscript Project began in January 2000 with a view to preparing 20 print volumes of Newton's non-scientific papers. Although we had stated in the initial application that that we would make the text of the proposed print edition available online, we quickly realised that the online environment now offered extraordinary and unrivalled possibilities for disseminating high quality scholarly output to a variety of audiences. Accordingly, we switched our primary focus to producing an electronic edition of Newton’s non-scientific papers.

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A trial electronic edition of the Preface to 'Ancrene Wisse' for the Early English Text Society

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The project involved the development of a trial electronic edition of a short Middle English work, the 'Preface' to the thirteenth-century rule for recluses 'Ancrene Wisse', in conjunction with the Humanities Computing Development Team at Oxford, to work out an 'EETS template' which could serve as a model for electronic versions of future EETS editions. Since this is a prose work (the great majority of electronic editions of Middle English works are of verse texts) surviving in several manuscripts, it constituted a relatively demanding project.

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Hofmeister XIX

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Research on 19th-century music is hampered by insufficient bibliographical control of printed music. However, the Leipzig publisher Hofmeister published monthly or bi-monthly reports (Monatsberichte) on music publications that permit datings of large numbers of prints after 1829 when the series began: these constitute the single largest inventory of music prints produced in the 19th century. The Monatsberichte are limited by the form in which they were set out and by the fact that no single run of the series exists anywhere in the world.

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Chopin's First Editions Online

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The project has four key aims:

1. To create an online resource uniting the original impressions of Chopin's first editions in an unprecedented virtual collection

2. To develop complex textual interlinking of this virtual collection and relevant excerpts of the Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions (co-authored by Christophe Grabowski and John Rink, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2005)

3. To provide comparative text-analytical commentary on the multiple first editions in this archive

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