Digital Hands ON - MICHAEL ENGEL (University of Hamburg): "From the commentary to the source and back again: a digital structuring of the Paduan commentary tradition on Aristotle’s Physics"
|When:||Th 09-06-2022 16:00 - 17:00|
Digital Hands ON: the new webinar series of the Groningen Centre for Digital Humanities highlighting new tools and methods.
Historical texts are crucial across Humanities fields, and a variety of digital methods both enhance and expand our possibilities for studying, exploring, editing, and manipulating them. This series brings together scholars and researchers from different domains to present innovative approaches, tools, methods, and research programmes that can help putting digital hands on historical records.
In this webinar, Michael Engel (University of Hamburg) will discuss From the commentary to the source and back again: a digital structuring of the Paduan commentary tradition on Aristotle’s Physics.
In my lecture, I will present a new research tool (under construction, in collaboration with the University of Hamburg and TopDownUP). The digital tool is based on a modular approach to the study of commentaries on Aristotle’s Physics, constructing ad hoc textual networks around alternating focal points. The structure of the research tool allows detecting patterns and strands in the corpus as a whole, focusing on constructed segments according to alternating keys, either thematic or referential. In the lecture, I will first present the basic features of the research tool and will then explain how its structure enables the successful attainment of potential research goals. I will then describe the potential application of the research tool on other corpuses which have parallel, commentary oriented structure.