• [POSTER] The Digital Analysis of Syriac Handwriting (DASH) Project: Augmenting Manuscript Studies via Interactive Scriptcharts and IIIF

    Author(s):
    Vijoy Abraham, Scott Bailey, Peter Broadwell (see profile) , Michael Penn, Simon Wiles
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    History, Paleography, Religious studies
    Item Type:
    Other
    Tag(s):
    digital manuscripts, Syriac Christianity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/qvbz-5t02
    Abstract:
    The DASH project uses recent advances in digital handwriting analysis to advance paleographic studies of the Aramaic dialect of Syriac in the context of Syriac Christianity, providing a model for similar endeavors in other languages. The project is based upon a curated database of over 67,000 individually identified letter images from 154 digitized Syriac manuscripts that have been shared by their hosting institutions via IIIF. The web environment developed for the project includes an interactive, customizable scriptchart generator that provides a range of options for viewing and comparing letter instances in context, as well as an embedded IIIF viewer. This work has led to a more nuanced evaluation of how, why, and when Estrangela and Serto letter forms appear in Syriac manuscripts, and continues to enhance understanding of manuscript provenance, scribal attribution, and chronology.
    Notes:
    Poster for Digital Humanities 2020 virtual conference
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