Reckoning Time in Medieval Pisa Main MenuReckoning Time in Medieval PisaThe Textual Tradition of a Pisan Chronicle[Path 1]Chronicled TimeTechnological Process[Path 3]ConclusionsContributorsFurther ReadingNicholas Brown0eb570939c30a9ffeae6c6f9c61c0bfbe0279672Daryl P. Jacksone396a7fe11f4ae55904e5238207d921b28b0cb72Hannah Jones9fd3692ef3b42eef9cf0438b5c2a4855c2acfd56Laura Morrealeea5968063e9bb73752be7c434e8e3458b2daad8e
12019-05-02T19:14:06-07:00Hannah Jones9fd3692ef3b42eef9cf0438b5c2a4855c2acfd56327494Word cloud exported from Voyantplainpublished2019-05-02T19:22:41-07:00Voyant, https://voyant-tools.org/?corpus=f1335fd7a2ab39936db24bf4107c6902&lang=it&stopList=keywords-723b807eddaf1cc5c8ec6bf5d6648069&panels=cirrus,reader,trends,summary,contexts.jpgHannah Jones9fd3692ef3b42eef9cf0438b5c2a4855c2acfd56
Several different digital tools facilitated our research regarding the reckoning of time in this medieval Pisan chronicle. Bycompiling and exporting temporal markers, we extracted numerical correlations that directed our close readings of the text. The online transcription platform enabled an efficient and collaborative approach to an otherwise laborious task (all with a text that was otherwise geographically inaccessible). By conducting textual comparison en masse via a digital textual collation tool, we viewed our text through a lens inaccessible to the human eye alone. By encoding our transcription in XML, we created a customized edition of our text that will allow future scholars to expand on our work. In these ways, our engagement with digital tools has been essential to the observations the project offers and the conclusions it has drawn. These tools and means of engagement do not replace, but rather enhance participation in traditional historical methodologies - which is, ultimately, the goal of digital approaches to history.
This path will explain the tools we used to support the work of the project, although some users may wish to proceed directly to project conclusions.