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Tuesday May 8: The Spanish Paleography Digital Teaching & Learning Tool

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    Charlie Edwards
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    (Many apologies for cross-posting)

    Please join us on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 when the leaders of the Spanish Paleography Digital Teaching and Learning Tool project, funded by a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant awarded by the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities, will visit CUNY DHI to discuss their work to date. The project aims to teach users the paleographic skills required to decode early-modern Spanish manuscripts.

    Details are below and on the CUNY DHI blog (http://bit.ly/JFBsoz), and a flyer is attached – please do circulate widely, and come along to support our colleagues at DSI!

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Room 6496, CUNY Graduate Center

    The Spanish Paleography Digital Teaching and Learning Tool
    Ramona Hernández and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, City College

    The Spanish Paleography Digital Teaching and Learning Tool aims to teach users how to decode and read the now abstruse three main handwriting styles in fashion in the early modern Spanish-language world. At the heart of the project is the creation of a website prototype where visitors will be able to consult, on the same screen, different samples of early-modern Spanish handwritings and line-by-line transcriptions into contemporary typeface. By a basic process of repeated visual comparison, the users learn how to decipher or decode the early-modern Spanish manuscripts – a learning that still today, for the most part, is restricted to very specialized university, archives and library settings. Allowing Internet users worldwide to access this learning at any time will hopefully entice more students and scholars in the Humanities to conduct research on the early-modern Spanish world, while democratizing access to the paleographic skills involved.

    Ramona Hernández is director of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY) housed at The City College of New York, and Professor of Sociology at City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

    Anthony Stevens-Acevedo is assistant director and founding member of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY DSI) at The City College of New York.

    Many thanks to the Center for the Humanities for sponsoring this event.

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    Charlie Edwards
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    All,

    With apologies for cross-posting, a reminder about the CUNY Digital Humanities event tomorrow with NEH ODH Start-Up Grant awardees Ramona Hernández and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo:

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Room 6496, CUNY Graduate Center
    The Spanish Paleography Digital Teaching and Learning Tool
    Ramona Hernández and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, City College

    Details are here on the CUNY DHI blog: http://bit.ly/JFBsoz

    Please do come along, and bring your colleagues too!

    Best,
    Charlie

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