In cooperation with the Division of Palaeography and Codicology at
the Institute for Medieval Research (ÖAW) (here Emanuel Wenger) as well as other national and international partners we
will digitise selected manuscripts and/or their respective editions (i.e. Carolingian and Serbian), make them
OCR-readable and publish them online. A versatile viewer (already used by the manuscript portal
manuscripta.at) will allow many possibilities to explore and
annotate the manuscripts. Those manuscripts which fit into the scope of manuscripta.at will be additionally included
into the portal
This approach will be implemented by two case studies of DPP, namely “Case Study: The Carolingian Eastern Alps (8/9th century)” and “Case Study: The Historical Region of Macedonia (12th-14th cent.) – The Transformation of a Medieval Landscape”.
These digital texts will be geo-tagged and, thus, places as well as people who are recorded in the database will be marked and linked to the respective entry and the visualisation in the map. Therefore, a custom-made solution is in preparation, which will build on the expertise as well as results of similar national and international projects. Our aim is to create a “best practice” in this area of research and to contribute to endeavours which are an important aspect of the contemporary research agenda.