August 28, 2014

European Medieval and WWI History Digital Archiving Project Gets €6.5m in EU Funding

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From Silicon Republic:

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is leading a four-year collaborative project called CENDARI to digitise geographically dispersed historical data from the medieval European era and from World War I so scholars, and eventually the public, will be able to access everything from illuminated medieval gospels to WWI propaganda using one online portal.

The CENDARI project, which stands for Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure, has just been awarded €6.5m by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme to carry out the project.

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CENDARI will firstly hone in on two pilot areas of research, the First World War and the medieval era in Europe. The aim of the project is to provide a unique research platform for accessing and investigating historical data across national and institutional boundaries.

CENDARI will incorporate tools and workspaces allowing researchers to engage with geographically dispersed archives via multilingual searches, custom visualisations, shared research and collaboration spaces, as well as personalised virtual environments.

For example, historians, scholars and researchers will have access primary archival materials, from illuminated medieval gospels to propaganda leaflets dropped over Germany in 1917, according to TCD’s Dr Jennifer Edmond.

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See Also: CENDARI Web Site

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