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TRISDE51 envisages a scholarly digital documentary edition of Munich, BSL, Cgm 51 of Gottfried’s Tristan, that is the oldest witness handing down this text. As in a graphic novel, the poetic text is here combined with full-page illustrations, enriched with stratified inscriptions added by different hands over time. Given the multimodal nature of the artifact, any traditional editorial approach seems to be unsuitable. Therefore, we believe that a digital approach will provide more satisfying responses for the critical representation of its complexity. That is why texts and images will be edited in an integrated way, so that the user can easily visualize their relationships and interplay. The encoding of illustrations and captions will be modelled in TEI according to an agreed grammar and it will be related to the poetic text. Categories of textual criticism will be applied to the visual parts, to classify variant readings or errors. The pilot-phase of TRISDE51 was launched in the classroom (UniVr 2016-17), as a test-bed of the integration between Germanic Philology and DH teaching and research in a vertical pedagogical approach: the classroom has been trained to consider the DH for the study Cultural Heritage as a completely new way of delivering and interpreting of cultural objects digitally. TRISDE51 assembles scholars and students from philology, manuscript studies and DH.
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Maria Adele Cipolla

Anna Cappellotto
Associate Professor
Giulia D'Agostino
PhD student
Maria Adele Cipolla
Full Professor
Topic Research area
Alexander the Great Filologia germanica
Germanic Philology - Literature (General): Epic poetry
Filologia germanica Filologia germanica
Germanic Philology. Linguistics: Extinct ancient or medieval languages
Middle High German Filologia germanica
West Germanic languages: Middle High German
Old Norse Heroic Legends Filologia germanica
Germanic Philology - Literature (General): Epic poetry
Old Norse Philology Filologia germanica
Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages: Old Norse. Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian
Saxo Grammaticus Filologia germanica
German Medial
Tristan Filologia germanica
German Philology - Literature (General): Comparative literature
Wolfram von Eschenbach - Parzival Filologia germanica
Individual authors or works: Middle High German, ca. 1050-1450/1500
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A Scholarly Documentary Digital Edition of Gottfried's "Tristan" in Bavarian State Library, Cgm 51 Maria Adele Cipolla MIUR, null Sep 1, 2020 24


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