Monday, February 20, 2012

The Homer Multitext goes to Capitol Hill, thanks to our undergraduate researchers

Congratulations to the Homer Multitext undergraduate research team of Thomas Arralde (Holy Cross Class of 2013), Stephanie Lindeborg (Holy Cross Class of 2013) and Christine Roughan (Holy Cross Class of 2014)! Their project, “Editing the Oldest Complete Manuscript of the Iliad,” has been accepted for presentation at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill event. The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on April 24, 2012, where they will present their work to members of Congress and other government officials. According to CUR, 850 applications were received this year, and only 74 were selected. Arralde, Lindeborg, and Roughan produced a complete digital edition of Book 1 of the Iliad in the Venetus A, including over 1200 individual scholia. Working collaboratively, they inventoried every bit of writing on each page, used digital tools to map the location (as a proportional area on the image of the page) of each scholion as well as other items on the page, assigned a unique identifier to each scholion, and transcribed a diplomatic edition of all the text, which they then marked up in TEI-XML. Their work in Summer 2011 was funded through the Mellon Summer Research Program for the Social Sciences, Arts, & Humanities at Holy Cross and the Holy Cross Alumni/Parent Fund for Summer Research.
See blog entries by Stephanie Lindeborg and Christine Roughan based on their research.

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