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Maintained by: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) [Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported License] Last modified: 2014-08-08T18:16:12+0000 About this site: obdurodon.org is the development platform for David J. Birnbaum’s digital humanities projects.


Digital humanities projects hosted on obdurodon.org

The annotated Afanas′ev library 
URL: http://aal.obdurodon.org Developers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) and David Galloway (galloway@hws.edu), with the assistance of Audrey Wood and Maria Rogers Synopsis: Selected Russian fairy tales from the Aleksandr Afanas′ev collection with glosses and linguistic and cultural annotation. Designed to assist students in learning to read Russian fairy tales in the original Russian.
Concordance to Alain de Lille’s Anticlaudianus 
Slovo-ASO: towards a digital library of South Slavic manuscripts 
URL: http://aso.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), Anisava Miltenova (amiltenova@gmail.com). For a list of additional participants see the link at http://slovo-aso.cl.bas.bg/Synopsis: An archive of 140 brief XML-encoded descriptions of medieval Slavic manuscripts.
Bdinski sbornik 
URL: http://bdinski.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: Dieter Stern (dieter.stern@ugent.be), David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), Michel de Dobbeleer (michel.dedobbeleer@ugent.be), Alexandre Popowycz (alexandre.popowycz@ugent.be), and Lara Sels (lara.sels@ugent.be) Synopsis: Digital edition of the Middle Bulgarian Bdinski sbornik
Daniel the Prisoner: A virtual florilegium 
URL: http://zatochnik.obdurodon.org Developers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), Robert Romanchuk (rromanch@mailer.fsu.edu) and Matthew Herrington Synopsis: An XML-based medieval florilegium. Electronic edition of the Slovo i molenie Daniila Zatočnika.
Digital humanities: Computational methods in the humanities 
URL: http://dh.obdurodon.org Developer: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Synopsis: Materials for a course entitled “Computational methods in the humanities.”
The e-PVL: An electronic edition of the Rus′ primary chronicle 
URL: http://pvl.obdurodon.org Developers: Donald Ostrowski (don@wjh.harvard.edu), David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), and Horace G. LuntSynopsis: Electronic edition of the Rus′ Primary Chronicle (Povest′ vremennyx let). Read the text and examine manuscript variants.
Exploring Russian festal icons 
Exploring speech in Russian fairy tales 
URL: http://ft.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: Gabrielle Kirilloff (gkirilloff@gmail.com) and David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Synopsis: Employs digital humanities techniques to analyze the use of speech in Russian fairy tales from the Afanas′ev collection.
Rusian genealogy: using technology to showcase medieval familial interconnectivity 
URL: http://genealogy.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: Christian Raffensperger (craffensperger@wittenberg.edu) and David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Synopsis: XML database for examining Riurikid dynastic marriages.
Digital humanities projects by Gabrielle Kirilloff 
URL: http://gk.obdurodon.orgDeveloper: Gabrielle Kirilloff (gkirilloff@gmail.com) Synopsis: Assorted digital humanities projects developed by Gabrielle Kirilloff.
Lazov font for early Slavic studies 
An electronic edition of the 1899 N. P. Lixačev watermark album 
Menaion medieval font for early Slavic studies 
Electronic collation of medieval Slavic calendars of saints 
URL: http://menology.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: Cynthia Vakareliyska (vakarel@uoregon.edu) and David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com)Synopsis: A corpus of medieval Slavic and Greek calendars of saints that can be searched according to specific attributes of the manuscripts themselves and the commemorations they contain. The goal is to provide scholars with a large but manageable corpus of data for comparative study of calendar traditions, determination of the relationships between and among calendars, and analysis of any individual calendar.
Old Church Slavonic glossary 
The life of Paul the Simple from the Codex Suprasliensis 
URL: http://paul.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), Erin Alpert, Hillary Brevig, Drew Chapman, Alyssa DeBlasio, Julie Draskoczy, Yelena Forrester, Olga Klimova, Michelle Kuhn, Raffaele Ruggiero, Oscar Swan, and Elise ThorsenSynopsis: The “life of Paul the Simple” from the Old Church Slavonic Codex Suprasliensis with linguistic commentary, parallel Greek text, and a new English translation.
Karolina Pavlova’s Double life 
URL: http://pavlova.obdurodon.org Developers: Sibelan E. S. Forrester (sforres1@swarthmore.edu) and David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Synopsis: Tools for studying Karolina Pavlova’s 1848 sketch Двойная жизнь (Double life).
The repertorium of old Bulgarian literature and letters 
URL: http://repertorium.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), Andrej Bojadžiev (aboyadzhiev@gmail.com), Anisava Miltenova (amiltenova@gmail.com), and Diljana Radoslavova (radoslad@yahoo.com). For a list of additional participants see http://obdurodon.org/repertorium/history.html#participantsSynopsis: An archive of XML-encoded descriptions of medieval Slavic manuscript materials and research tools intended to aid in their study.
Codex Suprasliensis 
URL: http://suprasliensis.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: Anisava Miltenova (amiltenova@gmail.com), David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com)Synopsis: Digital edition of the Old Church Slavonic Codex Suprasliensis
Tale of the fall of Constantinople 
URL: http://arranz.obdurodon.orgDeveloper: Isabel Arranz del Riego (isaarranz@gmail.com) Synopsis: Digital edition of the Повесть о взятии Царьграда (Tale of the fall of Constantinople)
Twitter register variation 
URL: http://twitter.obdurodon.orgDeveloper: Janis Chinn (janis.chinn@gmail.com) Synopsis: Corpus-based study of linguistic properties of English-language tweets.
Metrical analysis of Russian verse 

Workshops

Taking TEI further: transforming and publishing TEI data: XSLT for digital humanities (Boston, MA, 2014-03) 
URL: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/publishing_2014-03/ Developers: Syd Bauman (s.bauman@neu.edu), David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), and Julia Flanders (j.flanders@neu.edu) Synopsis: XSLT is a crucial tool for those working with the TEI, both as a key part of any XML publication system and also as a technology for manipulating and managing XML data. As a programming language that can be used to transform XML data into other formats, it is immensely powerful and also comparatively approachable for those already familiar with XML. For individual scholars and librarians (who may not have access to technical support or programmer time), XSLT can be a remarkably enabling skill, making it possible for them to create usable output in a variety of formats, including HTML, formats used by visualization software, and even PDF. The challenge for digital humanists is not in finding XSLT resources; because it is such an important technology, there are numerous tutorials online and workshops available. However, these materials and events are almost universally aimed at an industry audience, rather than at humanities scholars. What we seek to do in these seminars is provide an approachable introduction to XSLT that is aimed at a scholarly audience, using examples that can be extended and adapted to participants’ own data, and approaching the topic from the perspective of those who may be familiar with the TEI and XML, but not with other programming languages. This seminar will provide participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, and also with the opportunity to experiment with some simple XML publishing tools such as XTF and TEI Boilerplate.
Taking TEI further: transforming and publishing TEI data (Providence, RI, 2013-11) 
URL: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/publishing_2013-11/ Developers: Syd Bauman (s.bauman@neu.edu), David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), and Julia Flanders (j.flanders@neu.edu) Synopsis: This seminar will provide participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. We will also help participants learn how to use simple templates to create more complex XSLT stylesheets, and how to reuse and reverse engineer stylesheets from other projects.
The role of XSLT in digital libraries, editions, and cultural exhibits (Valletta, 2013-09) 
URL: http://malta.obdurodon.orgDevelopers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) and Violeta Ilik (vilik@library.tamu.edu)Synopsis: Half-day tutorial, under the auspices of the Seventeenth annual conference on theory and practice of digital libraries (TPDL 2013), to explore the role of XSLT in digital library and digital humanities projects.
Historical documents, digital approaches (Ghent, 2013-09) 
URL: http://ghent.obdurodon.orgDeveloper: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com)Synopsis: Three half-day workshop sessions on the use of TEI XML for editing and publishing medieval manuscript materials.
XML for Slavic philologists (Heidelberg, 2013-06 – 2013-07) 
URL: http://heidelberg.obdurodon.orgDeveloper: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com)Synopsis: Five-day workshop on the use of XML-related technologies in the study of Slavic languages and literatures.
Introduction to XSLT for digital humanities (Columbia, SC, 2012-05 – 2012-06) 
URL: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/sc2013 Developers: Syd Bauman (s.bauman@neu.edu) and David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Synopsis: This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. Participants also learn how to use simple templates to create more complex XSLT stylesheets, and how to reuse and reverse engineer stylesheets from other projects.
Digital Jumpstart Workshop: XML and XPath (Lawrence, KS, 2013-03) 
URL: http://ku.obdurodon.org/2013-03_ku-xml-workshop.htmlDevelopers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) and Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox (rydbergcoxj@umkc.edu) Synopsis: One-day workshop designed to introduce new users to XML and XPath.
Taking TEI further: transforming and publishing TEI data (Providence, RI, 2012-12) 
URL: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/publishing_2012-12 Developers: Syd Bauman (s.bauman@neu.edu), David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), and Julia Flanders (j.flanders@neu.edu) Synopsis: This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. Participants also learn how to use simple templates to create more complex XSLT stylesheets, and how to reuse and reverse engineer stylesheets from other projects.
Visualizing structural similarity with plectograms and XSLT (Lawrence, KS, 2012-09) 
URL: http://ku.obdurodon.org/2012-09-21_ku-plectogram.htmlDevelopers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) and Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox (rydbergcoxj@umkc.edu) Synopsis: Half-day workshop focused on using XSLT to transform XML into SVG plectograms.
Introduction to XSLT for digital humanities (Providence, RI, 2012-03) 
URL: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/xslt_2012-03 Developers: Syd Bauman (s.bauman@neu.edu), David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com), and Gabrielle Kirilloff (gkirilloff@gmail.com) Synopsis: This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. Participants also learn how to use simple templates to create more complex XSLT stylesheets, and how to reuse and reverse engineer stylesheets from other projects.
Analytical methods in XML (Lawrence, KS, 2012-03) 
URL: http://ku.obdurodon.org/2012-03_ku-xml-workshop.htmlDevelopers: David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) and Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox (rydbergcoxj@umkc.edu) Synopsis: Two-day workshop focused on the use of analytical tools (especially the statistical package R and the topic-modeling toolkit Mallet) and methods (especially Bayesian classification and SVG visualization) to discover and explore information within XML data.
Introduction to XSLT for digital humanities (Providence, RI, 2011-07) 
URL: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/xslt_2011-07 Developers: Syd Bauman (s.bauman@neu.edu) and David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Synopsis: This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. Participants also learn how to use simple templates to create more complex XSLT stylesheets, and how to reuse and reverse engineer stylesheets from other projects.
Introduction to XSLT for digital humanities (Providence, RI, 2011-03) 
URL: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/outreach/seminars/xslt_2011-03 Developers: Syd Bauman (s.bauman@neu.edu) and David J. Birnbaum (djbpitt@gmail.com) Synopsis: This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the essential concepts of XSLT, focusing on examples and use cases from TEI data in the humanities. Participants also learn how to use simple templates to create more complex XSLT stylesheets, and how to reuse and reverse engineer stylesheets from other projects.

Selected publications

2014

Miscellaneous