Issue 18

Classics@18: Macchioro

The PASSIM Project (Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages): Towards a Virtual Research Environment for the Study of Patristic Sermon Collections [1] Riccardo Macchioro Thousands of manuscripts witness to the huge circulation of Latin Patristic sermons throughout the Middle Ages, and it is hard to… Read more

Classics@18: Bisson and Lucas-Avenel

Why Make a Digital Critical Edition of a Latin Source? The Histoire du Grand Comte Roger et de son frère Robert Guiscard by Gaufredus Malaterra in Context Marie Bisson and Marie-Agnès Lucas-Avenel The rise of digital humanities has contributed greatly to the study of ancient and medieval texts by rendering… Read more

Classics@18: Introduction

Introduction: Ancient Manuscripts and Virtual Research Environments Claire Clivaz and Garrick V. Allen This volume of Classics@ aims to explore and analyse a methodological turn in ancient studies: the practice of presenting harvested data in ancient manuscripts within virtual research environments (VREs). What changes when research on ancient manuscripts occurs… Read more

Classics@18: Paulson

The Nestle-Aland as Open Digital Edition: Already and Not Yet Gregory S. Paulson I. Introduction: The Digital Nestle-Aland Last year at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (San Diego, 2019) Claire Clivaz asked an interesting question during the Q&A portion after my paper on the history of… Read more

Classics@18: Clivaz, Monier, Barda

MARK16 as Virtual Research Environment: Challenges and Opportunities in New Testament Studies Claire Clivaz, Mina Monier, and Jonathan Barda DH+ & Core-IT, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (Lausanne, CH) The first part of this article investigates the impact of the digital revolution on the landscape of the history of… Read more

Classics@18: Perdiki and Konstantinidou

Handling Big Manuscript Data Elpida Perdiki and Maria Konstantinidou This contribution describes a series of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) tests performed on medieval Greek manuscripts and run on Transkribus, a platform for collaboratively transcribing and retrieving historical documents. [1] Transkribus was chosen on the basis… Read more

Classics@18: Nury and Spadini

Automatic Collation Tools and Virtual Research Environments Elisa Nury and Elena Spadini In this contribution we examine the history of automatic collation, which is the comparison of different copies of a work, to understand how software for this philological task has been (or has not been) integrated within Virtual Research… Read more

Classics@18: Zenzaro

Towards better VREs: key concepts and basic challenges Simone Zenzaro Improving the current state of Virtual Research Environments (VREs) requires to address the growing complexity of their design and development. To this extent, the focused awareness on three fundamental aspects of VRE design mitigates the difficulties of such a challenge. Read more

Classics@18: Galli and Nieddu

In Codice Ratio: Using VREs in the Study of the Medieval Vatican Registers Francesca Galli and Elena Nieddu 1. In Codice Ratio In Codice Ratio is a research project that aims to develop novel methods of supporting content analysis and knowledge discovery from large collections of historical documents. The goal… Read more