Umanistica Digitale https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/ <p><strong>Umanistica Digitale – ISSN 2532-8816</strong> is the platinum open acccess journal of the Italian Association of Digital Humanities (AIUCD - Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale). In keeping with the objectives of the Association, Umanistica Digitale serves as a discussion venue for topics pertaining to the Digital Humanities, ranging from the theoretical and methodological foundations of computational models in social science to the development and application of computational systems and digital tools in the humanities; from the study of new phenomena in internet cultures to the analysis of changes happening in scientific communication and in research infrastructures. Umanistica Digitale is a scientific journal targeted at a specific community; nevertheless, it aspires to become an open space, one that is accessible to as wide and varied an audience as possible in order to enrich its primary audience.</p> <p>UD is an ANVUR scientific journal in CUN Areas 10 and 11 and Class A in various <a href="https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/announcement/view/502">Sectors</a>. UD is indexed in <a href="https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21101060465">Scopus</a>.</p> en-US <p>The copyrights and publishing rights of all articles in this journal belong to the respective authors without restrictions.</p><p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"> <img src="https://licensebuttons.net/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a></p><p>This journal is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode">full legal code</a>). <br /> See also our <a href="/about/editorialPolicies#openAccessPolicy">Open Access Policy</a>.</p> mcsuccurro@gmail.com (Maria Chiara Succurro) ojs@unibo.it (OJS Support) Mon, 20 May 2024 14:15:21 +0200 OJS 3.2.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Codificare il codice. La materialità del libro e la sua digitalizzazione verso una codicologia digitale https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/article/view/16694 <p>Digital codicology is still an emerging discipline with many open technical and methodological issues. In fact, not all the features of books can be digitally acquired with traditional methods, which makes book digitization a complex process that requires the adoption of advanced digitization and imaging techniques and modeling processes in order to preserve the heterogeneity and granularity of original materials and satisfy the research needs of scholars such as bibliographers, codicologists, conservators, and cultural heritage scientists. The physicality and materiality of books provide information as much as the text they contain, and only through understanding the remediation process and the specific objectives we want to achieve with digital surrogates, can we isolate the qualities necessary for a particular interpretation, thus creating Digital Cultural Objects that enable new digital research practices. The production of more comprehensive digital surrogates that combine untransferable features with traditional information could allow the implementation of algorithmic reading methodologies for book objects, leading to digital codicology.</p> Alberto Campagnolo Copyright (c) 2024 Alberto Campagnolo http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/article/view/16694 Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 +0200 Technical Solutions for Data Systematization for Early Modern Accounting Sources. The HOLYLAB Database of Account Books of the Custody of the Holy Land https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/article/view/18260 <p>This article discusses the early stages of the online, open-access database of the ERC project 'HOLYLAB'. Specifically, it addresses the work done on the database sources—the account books from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries—and the technical solutions adopted for the purpose of data systematization. Considering such solutions in depth is crucial, we believe, for several reasons. First, these solutions make unravelling the complexity and lack of structure for this type of historical data, which are both quantitative and qualitative and greatly inconsistent, possible. They also constitute a key initial step in the analysis and design stages of a database that aims to serve different functions simultaneously: granting access to unpublished historical records, as well as allowing searches for specific objects, people, places and for changes in the circulation of money, objects, and people through space and time. Finally, doing so provides a blueprint for approaching and systematizing historical data in early modern accounting sources in a crucially flexible way, and will help other researchers who face similarly challenging and complex data when building historical databases.&nbsp;</p> Rebecca Carnevali, Lorenzo Lastilla Copyright (c) 2024 Rebecca Carnevali, Lorenzo Lastilla http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/article/view/18260 Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 +0200 Italo Calvino's ‘destini incrociati’. An experiment of semantic narrative modelling and visualisation https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/article/view/19013 <p><em>Il castello dei destini incrociati</em>, thanks to its logical and combinatorial structure, lends itself to experiencing a formal ontology to achieve a semantic visualisation of the narrative created by the author using the tarot cards. Specifically, this research aims to investigate the <em>macchina narrativa combinatoria</em> ([1]: 124) of the work using Semantic Web technologies to formalise and analyse textual aspects that concern narrative and compositional structures of the collection. Data has been analysed in the light of three main aspects: the semantics conveyed by the tarot cards, the text structure and the relations between cards. The result is ODI (Ontologia dei Destini incrociati di Italo Calvino) and its corresponding Knowledge Base (BACODI, Base di Conoscenza dell’Ontologia dei Destini incrociati di Italo Calvino) that represent and describe the first complete edition of the work, the description of tarot cards - both as artefacts of the specific tarot deck and as narrative instances in the text - and the semantic links and narrative relations between tarot cards in each story, considering their coexistence in a single environment. All the contents can be browsed through MACODI (Macchina Combinatoria dell’Ontologia dei Destini incrociati di Italo Calvino), a web application for a multilayered view of the knowledge stored in BACODI.</p> Enrica Bruno, Valentina Pasqual, Francesca Tomasi Copyright (c) 2024 Enrica Bruno, Valentina Pasqual, Francesca Tomasi http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/article/view/19013 Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 +0200