The data behind the LitLong interfaces, which were developed by the SACHI lab as part of Palimpsest, was created by text mining out-of-copyright literary works as well as a select number of contemporary books, and included work from Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, Muriel Spark and Irvine Welsh. A collection of historical maps digitised by the National Library of Scotland is available. You can read more about the Awards on the British Library’s Digital Scholarship blog. Therefore, even though the process of layering which creates a palimpsest was born out of a need to erase and destroy previous texts, the re-emergence of those destroyed texts renders a structure that privileges heterogeneity and diversity. Powered by âLondon is a palimpsest: a parchment that has been over-written, time and again, by successive events in its chequered history.â âIn particular, the research team is interested in the temporal span of mining activity in the cave and identification of chert testing locations and artifact palimpsests.â Towards the end of the same century however, Buddhism gained prominence and Angkor became a centre for Buddhist worship. *, Scott and Oliphant in the Playfair Library. But Palimpsest really began properly 3 years ago with Miranda Anderson, who worked with Amy Guy in Informatics to build a prototype app… They were pioneering an idea, which they brought to me (I was head of english at the time) and was about trying to geolocate the writing of Edinburgh. It should not be confused with metonymy which uses something closely related to the actual thing it references. Posts about Medieval Literature written by harbina Welcome to The Augmented Palimpsest The Augmented Palimpsest is a project developed by Tamara F. OâCallaghan, Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University, and Andrea R. Harbin, Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York, Cortland, both medievalists working in the digital humanities. The traces of writing are nonetheless persevered in the wax layer. One day in the 3rd Century BCE, Archimedes was hanging out in ancient Greece when he devised a dissection puzzle that he called the Ostomachion. The city was not only inhabited by the learned and the fashionable, however. In the 20th century, as its inhabitants were moved out to social housing on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it became something of a backwater, a quiet and rather neglected area. Tara is noting that we are in really excellent company tonight. Short-listed entrants will be notified by email or telephone before the end of February 2015, and asked to confirm attendance at the event. Each succession has seemed to bury all that went before. I would recommend you browse and explore yourself! In her 1898 article ‘Small People of the Pavement’*** she describes the antics of the Edinburgh’s street children who, when they are not engaged in the rather alarming “species of tobogganing which they much affect on the steeper streets”, are to be found taking on odd jobs to earn a penny for Sunday School. The winning entry will be incorporated into Palimpsest’s literary history of Edinburgh through publication on our website. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. These extracts are shown with the title, author and year of the book, and can be found either by exploring books that are nearest to your current location, or by browsing the map and selecting pins to see how far that place is from you, and what texts are mentioned there. It is also accessible via a search API. Entries will be accepted only by post or online via the competition email. With the arrival of the Parliament, however, and with active community centres like the Storytelling Centre drawing people and attention to the old town, a new phase in the area’s development is in full swing and it looks like the Canongate’s future will be as glorious as its past. You can see in the 1610 prospect by John Speed, for example, that the Canongate seems to be very much a part of Edinburgh, with no division between the neighbouring burghs. We work on text mining, and on geolocating placenames in texts. This favouring of a semi-rural, ‘peripheral’ Scotland as being somehow more authentic was a theme which would be repeated throughout the movement, in the writing of Edwin Muir, Lewis Spence and Violet Jacob. 1. Judges are unable to comment on individual entries. 4. And yet in reality not one has been extinguished. Synecdoche may also use larger groups to refer to smaller groups, or vice versa. Edinburgh at the time of the Scottish Renaissance lay twelve miles to the east of Scotland, unassimilable into a broader narrative of Scottishness. the Thistle springs The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into. And then around each location we extracted snippets and ranked them by text specific interestingness…. Given that this city is so written about, the High street is worn as much by the writing as by shoe leather, we wanted to capture that as well… But that wasn’t something people could do, unless we had a huge army and a lot of time. The old pages that are written over can consequently, at best, be archived. The three dimensions of space (left-right, forward-backward, up-down, or any hybrids of these) and time. âReinscribing De Quinceyâs Palimpsest: The Significance of the Palimpsest in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies.â Textual Practice 19.3 (Fall Among them Daniel Defoe’s ‘A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain’ gave us an image of the Netherbow, while Boswell’s account of his meeting with Samuel Johnson in the Black Bull Inn and their stroll up the mile together gave a visceral sense stench of the overcrowded slums, and Robert Fergusson’s Auld Reekie painted a picture of a ruined Holyrood House, once a great palace but then a squatters sanctuary: For O, waes me! Museum Tusculanum Press, 2008. The multiplicity that emerges from the palimpsest, through the intersection of pheno-text and geno-text, produces a sense of ambivalence, as the pheno-text is never as sure or fixed as it wants to be, and the geno-text causes constant slippage. A better site for such a building could hardly have been selected; for the chapel, situated among the rude and pathless cliffs, lies in a desert’. Johnson asserts that the pheno-text must bear traces of the geno-text, âthe virtual entities which have not been realized in its place, but which could have been.â These traces or utterances of the geno-text that invade the pheno-text are reminders of the destructive nature of the palimpsest. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. And if I demonstrate a keyword search for, say, “rain”, we’ll see it is mentioned a lot! The style and genre of the piece are up to you, but submissions should be prose fiction up to a maximum of 3000 words. In my own research I take advantage of this ambiguity by making non-linear deformations of space useful and easy to do (see http://transmogrifiers.org and the image below), and by trying to understand better how people perceive space in flat and non-flat digital representations (http://bit.ly/nacenta_research). Here was a competing notion of Scottish modernity, focused on the experience of the urban labouring classes, a demographic hitherto absent from Scotland’s representations of itself. 1908 illustration by Joseph Ratcliffe Skelton The named weapons in Middle-earth are the swords and other powerful weapons in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium which he considered significant in his mythology. You will hear from my accent that I am not a Scottish native, I am from Switzerland. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible. All work submitted for consideration can be on any subject, and written in any style or form, but must be fiction and the entrant’s own original writing, and should not have appeared in print or appear on a website (including blogs and social networking sites) or have been broadcast, or be submitted for publication or consideration elsewhere, Entries must clearly address the brief, responding to historical or contemporary mappings of Edinburgh and/or to the city’s geography. The quality of entries was so high. During last week’s British Library Labs Symposium, the BL Labs team led by Mahendra Mahey announced the results for the BL Labs Awards in different categories recognising digital humanities activities involving data from the British Library. In his 1845 essay titled âThe Palimpsestâ, Thomas De Quincey refers to the structure as an âinvolutedâ phenomenon where otherwise unrelated texts are interwoven, competing with, and infiltrating each other. But it doesn’t always go write… If we look at an extract here we see the “old new town” and the “new new town” etc… We can only pin this to the “New Town”! Regi is now reading from The Waiting, 2012. The LitLong:Edinburgh mobile app allows you to use your iOS device to explore Edinburghâs literary past, and it is free to download and use. When I was a student, at this institution which has clearly been very well dusted since then, I sort of studied around a really busy social life… just about fitting lectures in around everything else. I would also like to single out some of the people who have helped along the way here, to Mark Hadden who provided design for our website, to Jane Hislop who allowed us to use their artwork. Amplification And Ekphrastic Literary Devices In Handmaid's Tale 1355 Words 6 Pages Authorâs Style: Describe the authorâs syntax and diction. They were also present at Doors Open Day, where they filled the Playfair library. The Archaeology of Time. William Hazlitt wrote of them as the work of Nature the artist, operating at a scale beyond human capacity: ‘No imagination can toss and tumble about huge heaps of earth as the ocean in its fury can. But in his field notes he describes the crags in the language of geology. All location mentions within the Palimpsest data were geo-referenced by the Edinburgh Geoparser to a fine-grained Edinburgh gazetteer, and excerpts containing them are linked back to the original electronic documents of its data provider, and in the case of the BL works to JISC Historical Text, to enable close reading. The internet, in its obsession with being current, projects itself as a virtual palimpsest. The competition is open to anyone over 16 years of age. Literary Terms Absurdist tradition refers to twentieth-century works that depict the absurdity of the modern human condition, often with implicit reference to humanityâs loss or lack of religious, philosophical, or cutural roots. Writing in the late Nineteenth Century, the soon-to-be novelist Margaretta Byrde found herself intrigued and touched by the city’s waifs and strays. **Letter from Henry Brevoort to Washington Irving March 1st 1813. Letters of Henry Brevoort to Washington Irving. And if you have any questions about the data mining please do get in touch. Nevertheless, our representations of the world are not accurate, and rather than being based on an intrinsically existing space, they are based on the creation of links and connections between places, landmarks, events, milestones… In other words, our internal experience of the world is not objective and static, but rather a network of subjective relationships of what matters to us, somewhat loosely connected to a sense of space and distance. We have also built a mobile app, which I’ve been working on, which shows you snippits near you as you walk around town and allows you to explore the snippits (click on the “i” symbol) and to see the full text, or browse other works in that place…, David is currently demonstrating the iPhone/iPad app which enables you to see all of the extracts around you, to explore snippits, or to switch to view the texts in a larger map. Elspeth Jajdelska, University of Strathclyde. I am going to name all of them… Jon Oberlander, James Reid, Aaron Quigley, Bea Alex, Miranda Anderson, Miranda Anderson, Ian Fieldhouse, Claire Grover, David Harris-Birtill, Uta Hinrichs, Nicola Osborne, Lisa Otty, and Tara Thomson. In comparing the palimpsest with human memory, De Quincey emphasizes its propensity to preserve over its intention to destroy. Media Theory Reading List — Jenifer Schadlick, Media Theory Reading List — Joanna Slotkin, Media Theory Reading Lists — Bernie Geoghegan, Media Theory Reading Lists — Harper Montgomery, Media Theory Reading Lists — Kasia Houlihan. Their work examines the London based newspaper The Era made available by the British Library to determine how the Victorian Era discussed and portrayed disease, both temporally and spatially. You can also click on a book title (from the list) and see the snippit, the highlighted keywords, and click through to the full text…. Once you try to capture the kinds of ways that the city has been written it’s not one really where you can see everything at once, we’ve tried to acknowledge that we can’t see it all at once. Last weekend the Scottish Storytelling Centre held a series of events exploring the history of the ‘glorious half mile to Holyrood’ that is the Canongate. Selected pieces may be printed in publications and journals in relation to the Palimpsest project and may appear in electronic format on the project website, or in other electronic forms. * Scott and Oliphant were reanimated by Artemis Scotland. The transformational effects of postcolonialism, globalization, and the rise of ever more advanced information technologies helped to push space and spatiality into the foreground, as traditional spatial or geographic limits are erased or redrawn. As this is a liveblog, please do forgive any typos or small errors – we very much appreciate your comments – including any corrections or additions you may have. The patterns created over time by these multiple voices and personalities is precisely what we’re trying to reveal with Palimpsest, but perhaps there’s scope to take our historic reanimations further: tobogganing down Castle Hill anyone? The Angkor Wat was built during the Khmer empire in the early 12th century AD, as a temple devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu. Our Palace , and our ancient State . I would like to thank all of our authors who read this evening, especially Doug Johnstone who was our competition judge. PART ONE excerpted from the book 1984 by George Orwell Harcourt Brace 1949 - Plume printing 1983, paper p1 It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Freudâs mystic writing pad is metaphor for the palimpsest and for the functioning of memory. In its description we can perhaps see why the capital had no voice in the Scottish renaissance: Brodie’s Edinburgh is contradictory, disunited, alien to itself and still more to the rest of Scotland. The nature of the palimpsest is two-fold; it preserves the distinctness of individual texts, while exposing the contamination of one by the other. DAISY Audio - Similar to the DAISY option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to â¦ You can download an entry form here: Palimpsest Writing Competition – Entry Form. 532-35. The winners will be announced at this event. Then we will return with what this is really all about, which is writers who will share their sense of place. Palimpsest is an AHRC-funded project, which involves a collaboration between literary scholars, computer scientists working on text mining, and information visualisation scholars. Roudiez, Leon S. Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art. Perhaps this is why visitors to Edinburgh seem to have been struck by the people of the city as much as by the its architecture and geography. Charles Darwin recorded one visit to the Crags in both human and geological time. Welcome to The Augmented Palimpsest The Augmented Palimpsest is a project developed by Tamara F. OâCallaghan, Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University, and Andrea R. Harbin, Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York, Cortland, both medievalists working in the digital humanities. It is however important to recognize that just as the carnival must always give way for order, and all masks are eventually discarded, the palimpsest, due to its inherent unruly nature, will also make way for a structure that privileges an ordered heterogeneity. Continuum, 2007, Dillon, Sarah. The palimpsest is also often likened to the human brain and to memory. Announcement of the British Library Labs Awards. family relationship with entrants. Blest Place! It’s stupid”… I had lived in Edinburgh for 20 years and my experience of the city is very different to those other writers…. The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory. Lit Long: Edinburgh is the visual, interactive component of Palimpsest, an AHRC-funded collaborative project between the University of Edinburgh’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures; the School of Informatics; the University of St Andrews’ SACHI research group; and EDINA. We cordially invite you to join us on 30th March 2015 at the launch of Lit Long: Edinburgh, an interactive resource of Edinburgh literature emerging from the Palimpsest project. Not the writing which comes out of Edinburgh, but the writing that is about Edinburgh, that takes Edinburgh as it’s setting and it’s resonance as a city. Download the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/litlong-edinburgh/id1004433531?mt=8, More details about the app and LitLong can be found here: http://litlong.org/navigating-with-litlong/download-our-app/. When the American traveller Henry Brevoort arrived in March 1813,** for example, he quickly penned a letter to his friend Washington Irving relating the sights of the Scottish capital with its “promenades crowded with rival belles” and “old Thebans with hats quaintly cocked and renowned soap-boilers with greasy aprons.” Although home to these colourful metropolitans, the city that he described was also a place of culture, with the university’s influence on civic life apparent in its “shops and libraries stored with the treasures of the learned” and its “walks along streams consecrated to the muses by the melody of verse.” Indeed, for Brevoort, Edinburgh’s grandest figure was William Playfair, after whom the Playfair library is named: “Prof: Playfair is decidedly the luminary of Edinburgh;” Brevoort writes, “he is universally beloved & looked up to, & is not less distinguished for the simplicity of his manners than by his genius & profound knowledge.”, an interactive resource of Edinburgh literature emerging from the Palimpsest project. 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