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This site provides a central information point about activities, resources and facilities in the digital humanities at Oxford. Use the tabs above or the following links to find out about People and Projects, Support and Training, and News and Events. People and projects can also be viewed by ICT Methods and Divisions and Units in the University. About provides information about the site as a project, and other aspects of the digital humanities at Oxford.

Featured Project

Crowdmap the Crusades is a proof-of-concept transcription and mapping project. It will generate and publish maps of the place names mentioned in the Song of the First Crusade, an Old French text attributed to Baudri of Bourgueil. This will help to establish interdisciplinary collaboration between literary scholars and historians, particularly in areas where the exact locations of places are most difficult to determine with certainty. The project will focus on a version of the poem in a 13th century manuscript, Hatton 77, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It has not yet been edited or transcribed in full. The second part of the project will involve a collaborative transcription of a number of pages of the manuscript, enabling enthusiastic scholars, students and interested parties in different locations to work together to transcribe a largely unexplored crusade poem. The project is affiliated to the AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Project Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities (dhAHRC). See also the project website.