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History in the Making: preparation of a genetic edition, dataset and hypertext of Part III, Chapter 1 of Flaubert's L'Education Sentimentale

Posted by Tony Williams on February 26, 2015

L’Éducation sentimentale has long been viewed as a novel of major significance in the canon of nineteenth-century fiction. Of particular interest is its depiction of the major historical events of the period in which it is set, the period 1840-51. By far the richest section in the novel from a historical point of view is Part III, Chapter I, which depicts the February Revolution, the political clubs that sprouted in its wake, and the prelude to and aftermath of the June Days.

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Early Modern Spain (EMS )

Posted by Paul Spence on February 25, 2015

In 2004, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities began a pilot project in collaboration with the Department of Spanish and Spanish-American studies at King’s College London to explore the extent to which some of the traditional scholarly research activities associated with an academic department could be represented using an XML-based architecture.

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Cultures of the Lusophone Black Atlantic (CLBA )

Posted by Paul Spence on February 25, 2015

An investigation of the cultural expressions of, and responses to, the history of the black diaspora within the Lusophone Atlantic triangle; that is, the transnational movements of people and traditions, the dialogues and exchanges that have occurred between the societies of Portugal, Africa and Brazil from the beginning of the slave trade until the present day.

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Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS)

Posted by Paul Spence on February 25, 2015

The aim of the project is to use new technology to present and analyse the tradition of wisdom literatures in Greek and Arabic. Throughout antiquity and the middle ages collections of wise or useful sayings were created and circulated, as a practical response to the cost and inaccessibility of full texts in a manuscript age; the project will focus on those which collected moral and social advice. The compilation of these collections formed a crucial route by which ideas of reasonable behaviour and good conduct were disseminated over a huge area, and over many centuries.

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