Digital Humanities 2018: Book of Abstracts / Libro de resúmenes
The collected works of Leo Tolstoy were printed and published in 90 volumes of some 46,000 pages between 1928 and 1958. The visibility and usability of these volumes were increased by the project "Tolstoy Digital", a TEI-encoded version of this vast resource (Skorinkin & Mozhaev 2016). This talk, however, is not about the 90 volumes themselves, but about the 91st volume of this edition, a supplement volume containing indexes of works and proper names, from both the fictional works and the many volumes containing Tolstoy's letters. "The 91st Volume" is a web application based on the digitised index of proper names for the 90-volume collection of Tolstoy's collected works (http://index.tolstoy.ru/). The digitised data features additional properties, which can be explored by the enthusiast as well as the specialist. This talk tries not just to present a new tool for literary scholars, but tries to generalise how this kind of resources can be used to gain new insights into larger text collections.
The article describes the approach, methodology, and curriculum of the course "Concepts and approaches of Digital Humanities" for MA-students. The goal of the course is to provide a holistic and systematic understanding of the current level of DH in the world and in some countries, its methodologies, its directions and topics, its infrastructure. At the same time, we want to combine teaching with the formation of a set of important DH skills: designing web resources and databases, working with text corpora, maps, timelines, and numbers. We use the students' conscious and active approach to learning and suggest them become co-authors of the training course, first discussing together possible course structures, and then jointly creating a special course site.
This paper brings together several approaches for the quantitative analysis of characters in literary texts, discusses the potential of a multidimensional description beyond top characters (protagonists) and suggests an approach for typologising quantitative dominance relations within the cast of a drama.