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Humanist Archives: Oct. 16, 2019, 6:44 a.m. Humanist 33.319 - events: digital tools for Renaissance texts (Sydney)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 319.
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        Date: 2019-10-16 05:05:46+00:00
        From: Francesco Borghesi 
        Subject: DH Event this Friday: seminar by Iian Neill on 'The Codex' and workshop on digital tools for Renaissance texts

The University of Sydney - Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group and
the Medieval and Early Modern Centre

Dear all,

I am writing to remind you of the events on digital tools for
Renaissance texts scheduled for this coming Friday, the 18th of October
2019 and supported by the Medieval and Early Modern Centre at the
University of Sydney.

This two-part event, including a seminar led by Iian Neil from 10am
until 11am followed by a workshop, explores the alignment of a number of
digital tools, including READ, Codex and Intelligent Archive, and their
strategic relevance within the framework of a NSW alliance concerning
the field of digital humanities.

Expert participants include Hugh Craig (The University of Newcastle),
Ian McCrabb (The University of Sydney), Stephanie Majcher (Australian
National University), Adrian Vickers (The University of Sydney), Iian
Neill (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz) and
Francesco Borghesi (The University of Sydney). Iian Neil will
demonstrate the integration of text and data achieved by Codex; Ian
McCrabb, Stephanie Majcher and Hugh Craig will remark on its alignment
with tools such as READ and Intelligent Archive; and Francesco Borghesi
will remark on its integration within the Pico della Mirandola Virtual
Library project.

More detailed information about Iian Neil's seminar can be found under
my signature and here:


Please note that while the seminar is open to all those who are
interested (and no RSVP is needed), the workshop is by invitation only.
The scholars interested in the workshop, should contact me directly at
francesco.borghesi@sydney.edu.au .

All the best,

Francesco Borghesi


Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group and the Medieval and Early
Modern Centre

The Codex: Building a Graph of History

Iian Neill, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur  | Mainz

The Codex is a web-based digital humanities project that attempts to
achieve the deep integration of text and data. Standoff properties are
used to mediate between the plain text stream and entities modelled in a
Neo4j graph database. It uses a dynamic standoff property text editor to
enable real-time changes to text and annotations without invalidating
standoff property indexes. Annotations map back to text at the character
level and can be overlapped without constraint. The ability to overlap
(and comment) annotations offers a system for exploring the
multidimensional affordances of text-as-a-graph in a practical editing
environment. This talk proposes to look at the way Codex has been used
to model such corpora as the 1913 Carden English translation of
Michelangelo's letters  and the 1927 Rosen Jervis translation of Luca
Landucci's "A Florentine Diary"”".

Iian Neill is a graduate of the University of Queensland in Art
History and English Literature, and a Visiting Researcher at the Digital
Academy of the University of Mainz. One of the founders of the Art
Renewal Center (ARC), an American fine arts education non-profit, he
also is the technical lead at the same institution. He developed Codex
out of an interest in the graph database modelling of historical events.
Since the addition of a custom standoff property text editor, the focus
of Codex has become towards a generalised text-as-a-graph solution.

Date:18 October 2019
Time: 10 - 11 am
Venue: Kevin Lee Room, Quadrangle, The University of Sydney

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