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Why do we quote?

Ruth Finnegan, Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation, Open Book Publishers 2011 Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an […]

Fragmentary: Writing in a Digital Age

Here is an interesting article by Guy Patrick Cunningham on modern digital writing, which is fragmentary in all its forms: Fragmentary: Writing in a Digital Age (The Millions, 01, 2012). Here is a quote from the article: “It’s not that fragmentary writing is the only acceptable form of writing today — I have no intention […]

Citations for evaluating scholarly publications

We post an article by Piero Attanasio published in the last issue of the review Informatica Umanistica (5, 2011): Valutazione delle pubblicazioni ed effetti sul settore editoriale The paper deals with questions concerning the evaluation of Italian scholarly publications and addresses some interesting issues about citations as a criterium for evaluating editorial products.

Citation obsession?

We post here a link to an interesting article by Kurt Schick (The Chronicle – October 30) on modern “citation obsession”, a problem that nowadays concerns not only scholars, but also librarians, tutors, and students.  The author of the article mentions The Citation Project, which is  is a multi-institution research project responding to educators’ concerns […]

New TEI XML digital editions by the Perseus Project

Plutarch, Athenaeus, Elegy and Iambus, the Greek Anthology, Lucian and the Scaife Digital Lbrary – 1.6 million words of Open Content Greek (on by Gregory Crane) The Perseus Digital Library is pleased to publish TEI XML digital editions for Plutarch, Athenaeus, the Greek Anthology, and for most of Lucian.

Fragments – Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Pasts

Here is the link to  a new open-access and peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of ancient and medieval pasts: Fragments. Particulary interesting is the aim of the journal and the meaning of its title: “The broadest aim of Fragments is to transcend fragmentation: to foster research that overflows the boundaries of various well-established and […]

Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity

Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity, edited by Gabriel Bodard (King’s College, London, UK) and Simon Mahony (University College London, UK), Ashgate 2010, ISBN 978-0-7546-7773-4 £ 55.00 This book explores the challenges and opportunities presented to Classical scholarship by digital practice and resources. Drawing on the expertise of a community of scholars who […]

The Digital Humanist

From Domenico Fiormonte: We are happy to announce the publication of our new book: L’umanista digitale, by Teresa Numerico, Domenico Fiormonte and Francesca Tomasi (Il Mulino, Bologna, 2010). This work follows the collective Informatica per le discipline umanistiche (ed. by Teresa Numerico and Arturo Vespignani, 2004), a small best-seller in our field, as it was […]

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