Digital Mappa 1.0 now online – new digital resource for medievalists

A new digital humanities resource has been launched by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Pennsylvania, geared to the medieval studies community to create research workspaces, editions, scholarship, collaboration and open access publications.

Digital Mappa website – image courtesy the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture

Digital Mappa 1.0 is a joint project between the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. The premise of the resource is simple: if you have a collection of digital images and/or texts, you should be able to produce an online resource that links together specific moments on these images and texts together, annotate these moments as much as you want, collaborate with others on this work, have the content you produce be searchable, and make this work available to others as you wish. And you should be able to do this with little technical expertise.

Some of the projects using the Digital Mappa include:

Virtual Mappa – a fully annotated a collection of eleven early English maps of the world, including the Anglo-Saxon Cotton Map and the massive Hereford Map.

Old English Poetry in Facsimile – offering access to texts and digital images of the earliest facsimile of each surviving work of Old English poetry

Four Anglo-Carolingian Mini-Editions – annotating and transcribing part of the British Library’s Cotton Vespasian D. xv manuscript

Digital Mappa is a hosted environment available to all scholars. One can even test the resource out and see how it works by going to the DM Sandbox to make a temporary project.

Click here to access Digital Mappa. You can also follow them on Facebook or Twitter at @digitalmappa

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