Digital Humanities       Orla Murphy    School of English  University College Cork          Ireland
Visualisation
Signs of Representation
British Library Cotton Nero D.iv• The Book of Lindisfarne is a multimedia event  – a fusion of pagan and Christian art and...
Xml – the Versioning Machine
Lismore Cathedral, Waterford.
Macalister – CIIC – 2D representation
CISP database
Hiberno-Romanesque ecclesiastic
Augmenting traditional methods
Re-reading
Spatio-temporal data - dimensionality
New acts of reading | Visual culture• Page and Text have encoded within them cues  that allow us to read them easily• In a...
Engaged
Interactive
Participatory
Research to Teaching- UCC• 10 new DAH PhDs• 47 in new national, inter-institutional program• New MA DAH in development – i...
Thank you!
Caa2012
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This are the slides from a presentation I gave at CAA 2012 at the University of Southampton on how the Digital Humanities intersect with Archaeological Computing

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  • Jerome McGann – one word to rule them all and in the darkness bind themI am about the text – theories of textual scholarship – about editing and display – about theories of knowledge creation and dissemination – about the ‘META’ what work does the text do in the world, how can I expose it ?– how can ‘explode’ my years of learning and scholarship about texts so for the benefit of others?
  • Representation and writing is codified – bibliographic codes organise our attention – almost 2 millennia of the codex form of the book have trained our ways of thinking, our eyes and minds - expect a paragraph to yield a natural break – the screen however is different… as those who have spent millions developing Kindles, Nooks and other ereaders will tell you…
  • My early work in textual scholarship, palaeography,codicology –book history… being a medievalist in fact really equips you well for a role as a DH – if you take psychology’s definition of understanding it is the apprehension of objects in their context – we are all new historicists… context, history, art, architecture, literature all inform our understanding of culture… Here is a A multimedia event – physical computing – taking the most innovative “new’ technology we know that by the early 7th century they had seen and copied the Codex Amiatinus a luxury book from the Mediterranean period --- this is political a statement of power – open data, team, collaborative work – and we are still interpreting it … that is the challenge
  • Augmenting standard representation of the edition – Andrew Prescott on a recent visit to Cork gave a great example of the LION version of Coleridge’s The Aeolian Harp --- another good example is Bryant’s Fluid Text edition of Herman Melville’s Typee – with revision sites…. But on to 3D and newer forms of reading and representation
  • Plato and Socrates – the Socratic dialogues accessible through writing – Socrates said that writing was not a legitimate ‘Son of Knowledge’ but that argument – working through thesis antithesis and synthesis is the only path to ‘truth’ (another contested term I know…) so that is what DH enables in terms of the scholarship…
  • Caa2012

    1. 1. Digital Humanities Orla Murphy School of English University College Cork Ireland
    2. 2. Visualisation
    3. 3. Signs of Representation
    4. 4. British Library Cotton Nero D.iv• The Book of Lindisfarne is a multimedia event – a fusion of pagan and Christian art and culture;• 3 languages – Latin, Greek and Old English• Different orthographic forms – still legible and accessible• Here: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/li ndisfarne_lg.html
    5. 5. Xml – the Versioning Machine
    6. 6. Lismore Cathedral, Waterford.
    7. 7. Macalister – CIIC – 2D representation
    8. 8. CISP database
    9. 9. Hiberno-Romanesque ecclesiastic
    10. 10. Augmenting traditional methods
    11. 11. Re-reading
    12. 12. Spatio-temporal data - dimensionality
    13. 13. New acts of reading | Visual culture• Page and Text have encoded within them cues that allow us to read them easily• In attempting to replicate the page on screen we are offering some AR – but not explicitly• A dynamic page – embedded links – contextually rich environment is not an A4 page• Maps at conference (example of difficulty)
    14. 14. Engaged
    15. 15. Interactive
    16. 16. Participatory
    17. 17. Research to Teaching- UCC• 10 new DAH PhDs• 47 in new national, inter-institutional program• New MA DAH in development – internships and placement in local cultural heritage initiatives• 4 x MA programs in English – all learn XML for past 4 years• 2 x ‘professional’ PhD courses for the university on ‘Digital skills’ and ‘Editing skills”
    18. 18. Thank you!

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