• Project Summary: Exploring New Worlds in Old Texts

    Author(s):
    Scott Hamlin, Domingo Ledezma
    Editor(s):
    Julia Flanders
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Document markup languages
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Curation, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Practice, Scaffolded, Annotation, Spanish, Digital pedagogy, Collaboration, Text encoding
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/t6g7-a662
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: This course project centers on transcribing, TEI encoding, editing, and annotating a sixteenth-century Spanish text on shipwrecks. Students in successive years of the upper-level Spanish course HISP 355: Voyages, Navigations, and Shipwrecks contributed chapters to a growing digital edition of the text and added maps and other contextual information. This work of curation brings students into an intensive relationship with the text, moving from basic deciphering to articulating the larger frames of reference—linguistic, historical, cultural—through which it can be understood. The assignment is a model of how to build curatorial activities onto one another so that the work of interpretation and contextualization depends on prior work of transcription. It could readily be adapted to work with any text of cultural significance; some initial work would be needed to create the framework for publishing the text as it accumulates, but this could be done with Omeka or WordPress if a TEI workflow poses challenges.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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