Summer School 2017

Outreach to potential future students is a key part of our work, and this post is part of that – while it includes some slides, and will include a link to a video of a presentation, the key element is the use of to demonstrate open collaborative annotation.

Experimentation with new tools is a key part of our mission in UCC Digital Humanities, and in this post I’m playing with a popular, but old, WordPress plugin for embedding slideshows like this:



That slideshow leads to this text, where we will look at for annotation – Many of my audience will be doing ‘Lear’ as a set text, and will have copies of the text with ‘official’ note to which they will have added their own annotations. This extract will allow me to discuss how to do this digitally, how we can share annotations within groups or publicly -it goes to discussing open digital scholarship

Lear Extract

Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.–
Give me the map there. [He is handed a map.]
Know that we have divided
In three our kingdom, and ’tis our fast intent
To shake all cares and business from our age,
Conferring them on younger strengths, while we
Unburdened crawl toward death. Our son of
And you, our no less loving son of Albany,
We have this hour a constant will to publish
Our daughters’ several dowers, that future strife
May be prevented now.
The two great princes, France and Burgundy,
Great rivals in our youngest daughter’s love,
Long in our court have made their amorous sojourn
And here are to be answered. Tell me, my
Since now we will divest us both of rule,
Interest of territory, cares of state–
Which of you shall we say doth love us most,
That we our largest bounty may extend
Where nature doth with merit challenge. Goneril,
Our eldest born, speak first.


Second Slideshow

It is possible that I will then move on to the second part of the slideshow (or I might do something completely different!)



Later, I will add links to more traditional versions of the slideshow(s), and some edited video of the live presentation.






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