Séminaire Génétique éditoriale : Marco Polo goes digital : new visualisation possibilities through EVT

Cher(e)s collègues,

Anne Réach-Ngô (Université de Haute-Alsace, IUF) & Richard Walter (ITEM-CNRS) vous invitent à la troisième séance du séminaire Génétique éditoriale de la première modernité – « Transmettre en ligne les corpus de la première modernité : modes exploratoires et expériences de visualisation ».

Marina Buzzoni (université Ca’ Foscari de Venise), « Marco Polo goes digital : new visualisation possibilities through EVT » (projet Digital Marco Polo) avec Eugenio Burgio, Elisa Cugliana, Chiara Martignano & Samuela Simion (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice).

Mardi 15 janvier 2019, de 15h à 17h, à l’ENS, 59 rue Pouchet,  75017 Paris, salle 159 (http://www.pouchet.cnrs.fr/plan.htm).


Présentation de la séance :

As some said, the Devisement dou Monde is a text of “embarassing complexity” (see, among many others, Bertolucci Pizzorusso, V. 1975. Milione : versione toscana del Trecento. Milano : Adelphi). Trying to understand the Devisement dou Monde and its reception means diving into a net of translations, copies and rewritings that served different purposes in different contexts : finding one’s way there is not an easy task. In order to achieve this ultimate goal, the journey through the sources needs to be a guided one, starting from a base text that functions as a synthesis from which it is possible to penetrate the textual tradition of the work : a discursive commentary for each pericope of the text will take the user by hand not only through the travels of the Venetian voyager, but also through the journey of the text itself. Once the connections between the many elements that make up the text are identified, they are encoded, together with all the contents of the edition, in TEI XML, according to specific criteria which will be illustrated in the talk. The resulting file is processed by EVT (Edition Visualization Technology, <http://evt.labcd.unipi.it/>), a software that is able to display the content of the edition and allows the user to interact with it. To create a digital edition, EVT needs to parse the XML file and extract a data model which represents the different contents of the edition, as well as the relationships between them. Bearing in mind that the readability of a digital edition can be compromised by a poor user interface that is not able either to represent nor effectively handle the complexity of the text, EVT’s interface is designed to take into account most of the possible TEI XML encoding solutions. Furthermore, in order to ensure a higher level of flexibility, the software can also be set up for specific visualisation and parsing features. Once the data model is ready, the user interface is built dynamically around it.

Le séminaire aura lieu de 15h à 17h, à l’ENS et non comme habituellement à l’ITEM, rue Pouchet, Paris.

Vous pouvez consulter le programme du séminaire dans le document joint. Les séances à l’ITEM peuvent être suivies par visio-conférence (nombre de places limité). Si vous êtes intéressés, merci de transmettre vos coordonnées et les séances auxquelles vous souhaitez participer sous cette forme, au moins une semaine à l’avance, à Richard Walter : edition_numerique@item-cnrs.fr.

Nous profitons de ce message pour vous adresser nos voeux les plus chaleureux pour l’année 2019.

Anne Réach-Ngô & Richard Walter