[Humanist] 26.170 events: modelling sources

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Wed Jul 18 23:33:17 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 170.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:53:52 +0100
        From: Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: seminar: Modelling primary sources of multi-testimonial textual transmissions

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2012

Friday July 20th at 16:30
Room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Paolo Monella (Centro Linceo, Roma)
In the Tower of Babel: Modelling primary sources of multi-testimonial 
textual transmissions


This talk aims at discussing a model for digital scholarly editions of 
texts with a multi-testimonial textual tradition where, for each 
witness, two layers of digital representation are formally and 
explicitly distinct, though interrelated: A. The graphical 
representation of the text of that witness, mirroring its specific 
encoding system (alphabet, capitalisation, punctuation, word boundaries, 
scribal abbreviations, page space arrangement etc.); B. The text of that 
witness in an 'uniform' digital encoding, necessary to make the 
representations of the text of different witnesses digitally comparable. 
The talk will also explore how TEI P5 can address the theoretical 
modelling issues involved.
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, S.Mahony at ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at 

Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Research Associate in Digital Epigraphy)

Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980


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