Digital Intellectuals Blog


Slim Slam

(This is the 1-minute epos I presented in the poster/poetry slam preceding the poster session at the TEI conference in Würzburg) Once upon a time there were six brave girls Working in such caves they call archives. A good fairy came along and said, through his beard, Come, miladies and hear the tale of the TEI, For with the Guidelines you may Show treasures to display. Alas! We followed the siren’s voice And not only digitized letters But could also make the choice To edit all of what matters – And some of what matters less. What could cure our...


Digital Editions Session Part 2

It seems to me that the different projects presented so far each try to deal in their different way with the dilemma of simplicity vs. complexity. The paper of Bertrand Francois Gaiffe and Béatrice Stumpf, mostly a technical one, showed the difficulty of trying to on the one hand simplify the TEI part (using TEI-tite) and on the other hand enriching it with the tools they need. The last paper of the section was given by Matteo Romanello and Aurélien Berra. They presented an ongoing edition project of Athenaeus as the meeting of a Digital Humanist and a Classics scholar,...


Digital Bundle

Here are links to digital editions that were mentioned in the course of the day: Klagenfurt edition of the works of Robert Musil Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA) – in the Chinese Buddhist version! Letters of Van Gogh (ah, the Van Gogh letters!) Mark Twain Project (Autobiography of Mark Twain) Henrik Ibsen’s Writings (Maximum Edition online, Minimum available in print) Edition project of the Works of Thomas Le Roy (still virtual, presented here) Digital Edition of Slowenian Literature The Homer Multitext Project And I came accross the Catalog of the Scholarly Digital Editions while browsing.


Digital Editions Session Part 1

The presentation of Marie Bisson’s project of a Digital Edition of works by Thomas Le Roy was interesting to me especially because it is still pretty virtual – just like our project, still ringing with several layers of technicalities before you can really say what it is going to look like. But the added value of comparing 3 versions of not so identical texts seems to appeal to the more experienced colleagues in the room. I could see that Marie Bisson chose to have the values of her tags in French. We decided to switch from German to English in...


Live from Würzburg: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Black Dariah

In the first session (birds singing and sun shining outside), Armin Volkmann and Christof Schöch presented DARIAH and some of its subprojects. The beauty of European projects is in general the complexity of the structure they develop in order to involve the different partners – and the acronyms they use. DARIAH does makes not exception – the bubbles and arrows showing the whole structure are colorful and complex – an administrative wonder if there ever was one. One first big project they mentioned is the one working on standardizing metadata. In the course of the discussion, it turned out to...