The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) 2017 Conference in The Vatican is intended for a wide range of participants and interested parties, including digital image repository managers, content curators, software developers, scholars, and administrators at libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, software firms, and other organizations working with digital images and audio/visual materials. The conference will consist of two events with separate registration:

All proceedings will be in English. 

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Thursday, June 8 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
PRESENTATION: Creating a Digital Critical Edition of a 16th Century Bilingual Manuscript at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Room 5) FULL

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Andre Del Monte (formerly Yosef Tsarfati di Fez) d. 1587 was one of many Jewish converts of the late 16th and early 17th century who was active as a censor in addition to working for the College of the Neophytes as a preacher for the purpose of converting Jews and educating recent Jewish converts in the ways of their new faith. Of the manuscripts that have been digitized by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, one of Del Monte’s works stands out as unique because it is written in Italian and Hebrew: BAV Neofiti 37. This manuscript provides a unique opportunity to create a digital critical edition not only because of its bilingual nature and rich text, which alludes to the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, but also to other historical events and legends of the Jews. This presentation will highlight the theoretical and technical components of the creation of a digital critical edition, including a live instance of the Vatican manuscript using IIIF/Mirador within a WordPress instance. The discussion will place special consideration on the methodologies and challenges introduced within the work of Apollon, Bélisle, and Régnier from their recent publication Digital Critical Editions (2014, University of Illinois Press).

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Christopher Morse

Senior Research Computing Specialist, Harvard University
Research technologist at Harvard University, and future doctoral student at the University of Luxembourg. At Harvard I teach IIIF concepts and support its use for faculty and staff in the arts & humanities. Co-creator of http://iiif.harvard.edu.

Thursday June 8, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma