Coptic Scriptorium team members Caroline T. Schroeder and Rebecca Krawiec recently led a workshop on Digital Corpora and Digital Editions at the North American Patristics Society annual meeting. We created detailed tutorials useful to both beginners and more advanced users on our GitHub site. These tutorials cover:
- an introduction to digital editions and corpora
- working with the online Coptic Dictionary
- simple and complex searching Coptic literature in our database ANNIS
- creating a digital corpus with Epidoc TEI-XML annotations and natural language processing
We invite everyone to use these tutorials on their own. They’re designed for for self-paced work.
We were pleased to participate in the pre-conference Digital Humanities workshops that included another session on mapping led by Sarah Bond and Jennifer Barry. We had attendees from four countries, who ranged in their careers from graduate students to senior professors. Thanks to NAPS for hosting these workshops, and to the NEH and the DFG for making our work possible.
Starting this week, there’s a new feature in our ANNIS web interface: ANNIS embeds.
The ANNIS interface can now give you an HTML snippet that you can embed on your webpage, blog post and more.
Here’s an example of an embedded visualizer for a passage from Besa’s letter to Aphthonia, in which he recounts Aphthonia’s threat to go to another monastery:
(MONB.BA 47, urn:cts:copticLit:besa.aphthonia.monbba)
The code snippet for this visualization is as follows:
<iframe src="https://corpling.uis.georgetown.edu/annis/?id=31e2a273-426f-4aaf-922a-7fa0f0b311e1" width="100%" height="500"/>
To get an embeddable snippet, click the share icon at the top left of your search result and choose the visualization you want. To share the entire set of results, use the share button at the top right of the results page. Additionally, if you want to share an ANNIS search result via e-mail, you can still copy and paste the URL as before, but now you can also get a specific shareable link for individual hits using the same share button .
Let us know if you have any feedback!
We’re very excited to announce a new feature at Coptic SCRIPTORIUM. We’ve created a new online web application that we think will allow users to read and reference our material much more easily.
Users can read Coptic documents on HTML pages taken from the data visualizations. There are also easy links to our search tool ANNIS and to our GitHub repository for downloading files.
And we have a system of canonical URNS that provide persisent identifiers for documents, texts, authors, and text groups. This means you can cite our data in your scholarship, and then readers will be able to back to our site and find our most recent versions of the documents you have cited.
We’ve got a little video to introduce it, or dive right in at http://data.copticscriptorium.org.
This is a BETA release, which means you might see a few things that need to be ironed out. (For one thing, our small corpus of documentary papyri are not yet in the system — stay tuned, and in the meanwhile you can still read and query them in ANNIS.) We are pretty pleased with how it’s turning out and look forward to future developments.
Many thanks to Bridget Almas of the Perseus Digital Library for helping us develop a canonical referencing system, and to Archimedes Digital for implementing the application.
On March 12-13 we hosted the Digital Coptic 2 Symposium and Workshop at Georgetown University, March 12-13, 2015. The full program is online. Day 1 featured presentations from scholars working in Coptic and/or Digital Humanities from around the world. Day 2 provided tutorials on Coptic SCRIPTORIUM along with discussions about future research. Watch the many videos of the presentations on our DC 2 YouTube channel along with reading the twitter backchannel at #copticdh.
(Oringally posted in March 2015 at http://copticscriptorium.org/)
Coptic SCRIPTORIUM provides Coptic texts for reading, analysis, and complex searches. For a full list of our text corpora, please click here. We have also added answers to who and what some people and terms mean on our main site. A video tutorial given by Amir Zeldes and Caroline T. Schroeder is also available on how to search our database using the tool ANNIS.
(Originally posted in December of 2014 at http://copticscriptorium.org/)
To learn more about Coptic SCRIPTORIUM’s corpora, data model, and features, here is a video on how to use the tool ANNIS into the world of Coptic. Thanks goes to Caroline T. Schroeder for the video from her youtube channel.
(Originally posted on copticscriptorium.org)