The Digital Unification of Multilingual Data: Multiple Options

Unicode is a wonderful thing, but it has not solved all the problems of incorporating multiple languages into digital history.  I do not wish to sell it short!  Before Unicode, there was a choice to be made, with neither option good.  Either one wrote languages in Latin script (perhaps with addition of diacritic dots to … More The Digital Unification of Multilingual Data: Multiple Options

Named Concepts Between Reality and Imagination: Syriaca.org’s Approaches to Historical Places and Persons

(This is a talk I gave as part of the Global Philology Project’s Named Entities workshop in Leipzig in January 2017.) As some of you are already well aware, Syriaca.org is a suite of digital reference works for the study of cultural heritage linked to the Syriac language.  I am the lead co-editor of the … More Named Concepts Between Reality and Imagination: Syriaca.org’s Approaches to Historical Places and Persons