Virtual humanities lab and the evolution of online academic communities

By reeset / On / In Readex 2006

Vika Safrin, Brown University

 

Vika discussed a project that was very unfamiliar with — apparently, the Virtual Humanities Lab was a two year project supported by the NEH between 04 and 06 to create a platform for collaborative humanities research.  I’d talked with Vika about this project a little bit after her talk.  The project is an interesting one.  The project resulted in the creation of a web portal that includes a number of early modern Italian texts with ability to annotate and edit elements of these texts within a collaborative environment.  As described, the project sounded like a wikipedia equivalent to collaborative research — very interesting but I’m a sucker for anything that uses TEI (we don’t get to use TEI at OSU). 

Project Homepage: http://golf.services.brown.edu/projects/VHL/index….

 

–TR