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3/18/2014 David Michelson will give a workshop: “Introduction to Digital Humanities and Syriaca.org” at Gordon College, Mass.

Posted by on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized.

David Michelson will present a workshop for students at Gordon College on 3/18/2014:

“Introduction to Digital Humanities and Syriaca.org”

Below are some notes for the presentation which will introduce Syriaca.org, the broader field of digital humanities, and discuss the Text Encoding Initiative’s guidelines for cataloging manuscripts.

Outline

Alphabet Soup:

  • Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Linked Open Data
  • RDF (Resource Description Framework)
  • URI (Uniform Resource Identifier)
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Authority Control
  • Virtual International Authority File
  • XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
  • TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)

Links:

“Report on the Destruction of Syriac Cultural Heritage in the Contemporary Middle East”

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nHhX1AqjJE511KeLoqKS_FPcVK_ZBss6n5F62lJX-Q8

What are the digital humanities?

If you want a bibliography here is a course I am teaching: http://paralipomena.com/schedule/

If you want a quick overview showing how one part of the digital humanities can be useful, I would watch this: http://vimeo.com/36752317

If you want some specific reflection on questions, you could read:

Data from Syriaca.org:

A general overview of the entire Syriaca.org project is here.

The Syriac Gazetteer:

Since this is a pre-publication draft, please note that these links are for demonstration and testing purposes only and should not be cited. This is especially important since these URLS and content will change before publication.

The Syriac Author Database:

Manuscripts:

About XML:
http://clover.slavic.pitt.edu/humcomp/what-is-xml.php
Overview of TEI:
http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/tei.htm
Simple and sample exercise for using TEI for manuscripts:
http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/Talks/2009-04-galway/exercise-D2_describing-a-manuscript.xml

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