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RQ-50468-10

Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI 49855-5301)
Robert Whalen (Project Director: 11/06/2009 to present)

The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition

Preparation of a digital documentary edition of 17th-century poet George Herbert's English poems. (24 months)

The Digital Temple is a documentary edition of seventeenth-century poet George Herbert's English poems. The project's objectives are to bring together the primary materials essential to the study of Herbert's verse; to preserve the resulting database in a way that will ensure maximum flexibility, portability, and longevity; and to enhance access through a robust user interface. The final product will include complete diplomatic and modern-spelling transcriptions of three artifacts linked to high-resolution direct-to-digital scans; critical apparatus including notes and glosses, critical, textual, and technical introductions; and a user interface facilitating efficient navigation and querying of these materials. The fine granularity of the encoding -- enabling users to perform sophisticated search queries using either the software of their choice or that built directly into the interface -- will make The Digital Temple a powerful research tool.

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Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$175,000 (approved)
$175,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012