Digitised Emblems, Modelled Annotations and Humanities Scholarship
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Table of Contents - 6 Part I. Context of this Study - 12 1. Introduction - 14 2. An Introduction to Emblem Studies - 20 3. Annotating the Digital Edition - 32 Part II. Emblem Digitisation and the Emblem Project Utrecht - 50 4. A Model for Digital Emblem Editions - 52 5. Digital Editing and Text Modelling: The Case of the Emblem Project Utrecht - 66 Part III. Digital Annotation Tools - 74 6. Digital Edition Annotation using EDITOR - 76 7. A Sane Approach to Annotation in the Digital Edition - 98 8. Decoding Emblem Semantics - 116 9. Creating a Metaphor Index - 132 10. Towards a TEI-Based Encoding Scheme for the Annotation of Parallel Texts - 150 Part IV. Emblem Studies - 170 11. A Mirror to the Eyes of the Mind. Metaphor in Otto van Veen’s Amoris Divini Emblemata (Antwerp1615) - 172 12. Playing and Displaying Love. Theatricality in Otto van Veen’s Amoris Divini Emblemata (Antwerp1615) - 186 Part V. Reflections - 202 13. Mesotext. Framing and Exploring Annotations - 204 14. Conclusion - 218 Appendices - 228 Samenvatting - 250 Glossary – List of Abbreviations - 258 Literature - 262 Acknowledgements - 286 Curriculum Vitae - 288

Peter Boot


Digitised Emblems, Modelled Annotations and Humanities Scholarship

The most strikingly missing piece of functionality in current digital editions is that of annotation. Digital editions should offer a facility where researchers can store structured and unstructured observations with respect to the edited texts.
This book discusses a number of approaches to annotation systems in the context of the study of emblems, the sixteenth and seventeenth century literary genre that joins an image, a motto and an often moralizing epigram.
When handled properly, annotation can become mesotext, text positioned between the annotated texts and the scholarly articles and monographs for which the annotations provide the evidence. In a digital context, it should be possible to navigate back and forth between annotated text, annotation and article.
Peter Boot was born in 1961. He studied Mathematics in Leiden and Dutch Language and Culture in Utrecht, where
he specialised in Older Dutch Literature. Since 2003 he has been employed at the Huygens Institute, where he works as a humanities computing consultant and researcher.

Peter Boot

Peter Boot is a researcher in Humanities Computing in the e-Research department of the Huygens Institute (The Hague) and wrote a PhD thesis at Utrecht University.