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Humanist Archives: April 30, 2019, 7:51 a.m. Humanist 32.635 - MACMORRIS: modelling research in Renaissance Ireland

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 635.
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        Date: 2019-04-29 17:43:17+00:00
        From: David Baker 
        Subject: MACMORRIS

Patricia Palmer (Maynooth University) has been named an Advanced Laureate (2019)
by the Irish Research Council. The award comes with a four-year grant of
€1,000,000. Palmer is collaborating with David J. Baker (University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Willy Maley (University of Glasgow) to develop
MACMORRIS -- Mapping Actors and Contexts: Modeling Research in Renaissance Ireland
in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century. This web application, says Palmer,
will "allow us to tap into a diverse, multilingual world that reminds us just
how rich and complex the wellsprings of Irish culture are." 

MACMORRIS will identify, geo-locate, and provide biographical and bibliographical 
information on all cultural actors (for whom a record exists) working in Irish, 
English, and other languages from 1541 to 1691; it will also visualize the social 
networks among them. Its textual offerings will include as yet untranslated bardic
poetry. The aim of this project is to represent Ireland's competing, and
sometimes intersecting, languages and literary traditions in a period of
conflict and flux. MACMORRIS's dataset, which will be curated, searchable, and
open-access, will be assembled jointly at UNC and Maynooth University.
MACMORRIS's home institution will be Maynooth University.

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