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Poster

Degree Type

Masters

Discipline

Humanities

Department

Digital Humanities

Access Type

Open Access

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The Poetry of Meir of Norwich research project provides a critical digital edition of the poetry of Meir of Norwich, the only Anglo-Jewish medieval poet whose works survive. There is currently no critical digital presence for these poems, and the amount of scholarly work done on the poet and his works has been scarce and linear, with research generally building one off the other. This digital edition website combines all these areas of scholarship around Meir of Norwich into a single place where one can read his poems and understand how and why the poems came to be. The website is built from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with the poems themselves encoded in XML with TEI standard. The project consists of a website, which contains four of the poet's most prominent works, with side by side Hebrew and English translation. The website also details the life of the poet, as well as the circumstances of life as a Jewish person living in an era of persecution and exile in Medieval England. The complete website will include fully encoded XML of all the poems in both English and Hebrew, with active and dynamic annotations and notes, which will provide a way for scholars and laypeople to read and enjoy these poems without the need to be able to read a medieval Hebrew manuscript.

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The Poetry of Meir of Norwich research project provides a critical digital edition of the poetry of Meir of Norwich, the only Anglo-Jewish medieval poet whose works survive. There is currently no critical digital presence for these poems, and the amount of scholarly work done on the poet and his works has been scarce and linear, with research generally building one off the other. This digital edition website combines all these areas of scholarship around Meir of Norwich into a single place where one can read his poems and understand how and why the poems came to be. The website is built from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with the poems themselves encoded in XML with TEI standard. The project consists of a website, which contains four of the poet's most prominent works, with side by side Hebrew and English translation. The website also details the life of the poet, as well as the circumstances of life as a Jewish person living in an era of persecution and exile in Medieval England. The complete website will include fully encoded XML of all the poems in both English and Hebrew, with active and dynamic annotations and notes, which will provide a way for scholars and laypeople to read and enjoy these poems without the need to be able to read a medieval Hebrew manuscript.