Saint Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack Project

The St Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack Project aims to build up a comprehensive digital research environment to make accessible to academic specialists, as well as to interested lay people, all the textual aspects of St Patrick’s Confessio – which is, after all, one of the most important works to have been written in medieval Ireland.

The project envisages providing facsimiles and transcriptions of the extant manuscript testimonies together with digital versions of relevant editions, commentaries and translations. All the different textual components of this digital resource will be realised in a single hypertext stack of very closely interlinked text layers. The Stack itself is then to be embedded in a net of significant contextual information and databases such as the definitive lexicographical entries prepared by the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources (DMLCS) project.

Stack activity is funded by the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI), Cycle 4, and hosted by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). The work will effectively be run by the full-time Postdoctoral Researcher employed for the purpose, Dr Franz Fischer. The construction of the Stack is overseen by Dr Anthony Harvey, Editor of DMLCS, and will also involve the participation of a series of Graduate Interns. Technical support is given by the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO). For further information see: http://www.dho.ie/confessio.html

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