Bologna, July 2019 (available)

Scholars attending the course were presented two distinct aspects of the use of digital resources: a) the representation of the objects of study (primary and secondary sources) in digital form, so as to make them accessible on the Web; b) the processing of the information content conveyed by the digital objects produced in that form. In particular, the relation between representation and processing of a study object in digital form was dealt with and applied to concrete cases during the classes, by insisting on the distinction between two different approaches to markup, namely embedded vs. standoff markup and on their effects on actual research procedures. A brief historical introduction presented the impact of the diffusion of the Web and the use of the Personal Computer on the common practices in the Digital Humanities. in order to allow participants to put the content of lessons, workshops, as well as training activities into their theoretical framework.