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Guide to Medieval Manuscript Research

Locating and using manuscripts and the digital middle ages

Digital Humanities Terminology

  • XML (Extensible Markup Language): https://www.w3.org/XML/​
    • A defined set of rules for encoding documents in a document that is both human and machine readible. 
  • TEI (Text Encoding Initiative): http://www.tei-c.org/
    • A consortium that maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. (* Expressed in XML)
  • Oxygen XML Editor: https://www.oxygenxml.com/
    • Software designed to edit XML and XML based coding, such as TEI.
  • Omeka: https://omeka.org/
    • Open source web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits.
  • Python: https://www.python.org/
    • Programming language designed for general-purpose programming, and featuring automatic memory management.

 

Resources for Digital Humanities Projects

This page introduces users to Print and Digital resources that focus on digital humanities scholarship. The majority of these resources are applicable to all humanities scholars, however medieval and Early Modern centered resources have been given priority. In the right column there are three lists of digital programs and tools divided by project type: Digitization and Digital Analysis Tools for Text, Digitally Archiving Content, and Visualizing Maps and Charts

                       Medieval Manuscript Fragment 48, recto. Gothic, c. 12th century. Newberry Library.                           LUNA: https://tinyurl.com/yd299uby (UChicago login required.)

Print Sources

Journals

Digitization & Digital Analysis Tools for Text

Digitally Archiving Content

Visualizing Maps & Charts