Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 195. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-08-16 12:15:43+00:00 From: Sharon Healy
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.181: early digital humanities websites? Hi Drew The following DH projects should fit your criteria CURIA Irish Manuscript Project CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts The CURIA Irish Manuscript Project is recognised as the first DH project in Ireland. Proposed ('90/'91) by Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin (sadly deceased) from the Department of History in University College Cork (UCC), the project aimed to develop a research database of Early Irish texts (scanned/retyped), to be called the Thesaurus Linguarum Hiberniae. Peter Flynn (UCC, computer centre) was brought in to consult on the project, in terms of how to incorporate TEI/SGML. The idea of using the web to provide access to the project came about when Flynn met Tim Berners-Lee at a meeting in CERN sometime in late 1991, and was introduced to the concept of HTML. Flynn realised this would work for the CURIA project, and quickly set up Irelands first web server, and the CURIA website became the first website in Ireland and is deemed to have been the ninth website in the world ('91/'92). A couple of years later the original CURIA website disappeared when the project was re-named CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, with a new website - https://celt.ucc.ie//index.html (mid-1990s?). The CELT website is still available on the web (with minimal changes, they kept the old format in place, even though it is continually updated with texts.) Incidentally, Peter Flynn recently reclaimed parts of the first CURIA website, from an old Sun machine, and emulation of same is available here: https://curia.ucc.ie/ For more info, see: Willard McCarty's article on "Risky, experimental, emergent: the timeliness and genius of CURIA and CELT", in Clerics, Kings and Vikings (Four Courts Press, 2015), Peter Flynn Testimony in How the Internet came to Ireland, TechArchives, https://techarchives.irish/ (https://techarchives.irish/how-the-internet-came-to- ireland-1987-97/peter-flynn/) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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