An electronic research environment and edition of the Estoria de Espanna of Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Languages Cultures Art History & Music

Abstract

The Estoria de Espanna is an extensive thirteenth-century history of Spain composed under the direction of Alfonso X of Castile and Leon (reigned 1252-1284). It runs from the origins of Spain to the death of Alfonso's father Fernando III in 1252. It is the history of the people who ruled the empire and therefore deals with Roman history, the history of the Goths and the history of the Christian kingdoms of the Peninsula after the Arab invasion of 711 which Alfonso regarded as the inheritors of Rome. It exists in three major versions, two compiled during the lifetime of the king (1272 and 1282) and another during the reign of his son Sancho IV, in 1289. The three major versions written in close succession to each other reveal a host of anxieties about contemporary events and so an examination of the differences between them can help to demonstrate the value of control of the past in present difficulty. This aspect research on medieval chronicles, epitomised by Gabrielle Spiegel's study of thirteenth-century French chronicles (Romancing the Past: the rise of vernacular prose historiography in thirteenth-century France, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), has led to much fruitful work in recent years. Such comparative and constrative contextual analysis is only possible through access to manuscript versions. One important function of the proposed edition is therefore to present to scholars the text of the different versions of the chronicle, thereby allowing a contextual study of their composition and their consequent meaning in context.

The Estoria de Espanna is the centerpiece of the medieval Castilian historiographical tradition, the first and greatest medieval history of Spain written in romance, and was originally conceived as part of an all-encompassing politico-cultural project by the king. As is frequently the case with Iberian material, it is not well known outside the peninsula, and yet its status as comprehensive history of Spain makes it one of the finest examples of late medieval chronicle writing available to us. The breadth of learning and sophisticated narrative construction of the Estoria make it prime material for the study of medieval narrative history generally and the project therefore has the aim of bringing both the Estoria and the enormous politico-cultural enterprise of which it formed a part to a wider audience.

The project aims to provide an electronic edition of the chronicle which, by means of a search engine and collation tool, will allow comparison of the three major versions and provide full searching ability for any of the transcriptions. The project will therefore permit access to an important and foundational series of medieval chronicles to a wide readership, both specialist and non-specialist. It will serve as a resource for future philological and historical enquiry, for example, the presentation of three almost contemporaneous major versions in a manner which permits the scholar to compare them, will allow significant advances in our understanding of the political context of their composition in the thirteenth century. The electronic edition will also facilitate access to the Estoria to a wider audience. The online research environment will encourage the addition of transcriptions of other manuscripts and also images of the codices in the future, which will guarantee the on-going viability of the project.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit from this research?

The Estoria de Espanna is the most important medieval Iberian chronicle; the most influential in its time and one of the finest vernacular medieval examples anywhere in Europe of the way in which history was conceived and written. The impact of this project will obviously be felt in a range of academic communities. However, as has been seen from other other recent examples of electronic editing, medieval and ancient manuscripts are a source of enduring fascination to a much wider public. This edition will become the centre for continuing research on materials for the late medieval period, and a resource for anyone interested in closer knowledge of the basic sources of our knowledge. Although the Estoria de Espanna may not attain the heights of the one million hits achieved by the Sinaiticus project in the first six months of its existence, nonetheless, the project will provide access to museums, schools, universities, historical researchers and interested members of the general public in a variety of useful ways.

How will they benefit from this research?

The principal benefit to museums and libraries will lie in the publication of high-quality transcriptions for immediate consultation. In addition to the benefit accruing to holding libraries, which will be able to reduce the handling of fragile manuscripts, other libraries and museums will be able to provide access to transcriptions and images which will dovetail with their own holdings, thereby permitting such libraries and museums to be a "one stop shop" for the interpretation of text and context as users will have immediate access both to primary and secondary material in the same place.
The increasing use of on-line resources in primary, secondary and higher education is the context for the use of the electronic materials schools and universities. Access to individual manuscripts (both in transcription and image) can be used to build school and undergraduate-level packs which will help to de-mystify the world of manuscript sources. University-level teachers will be able to encourage the study of individual manuscripts. The manuscript raw material will also be of invaluable use in the study of philology and palaeography.
Historical researchers will have ready access to material that reveals the make-up of medieval society and its evolution over time and members of the general public with an interest in genealogy or medieval history generally will also be able to examine first-hand material which is not readily accessible outside of venerable printed editions.

What will be done to ensure that they benefit from this research?

The benefits will be long term; the project has in-built sustainability. In addition to the academic benefits, it is envisaged that the on-line presentation of blue-skies research is a way of democratising access to a range of materials not usually available to the uninitiated. The textual community concept extends this further, by offering a pathway for interested readers to contribute to the project. Presentation of the materials in this form to on-line virtual communities allows greater public access and divulgation. Members of the research team will be active internationally in disseminating the results of the research and the project generally. In particular, the colloquia organised for Birmingham, Oxford and Madrid will ensure widespread dissemination of the results of the project and in parallel the project blog will invite comments and inputs from a variety of stakeholders.

Publications

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Ward A (2018) The Estoria de Espanna Digital: Collating Medieval Prose-Challenges and More Challenges in Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

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Ward A (2018) Introduction in Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

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WARD A (2020) Medieval Punctuation, mise en texte and the Digital World in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

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WARD A (2020) The Estoria de Espanna de Alfonso X el Sabio in the Twenty-first Century in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

 
Description By the beginning of 2015 we had transcribed a variety of manuscripts and begun to design a system to permit us to compare and display them. We designed and launched a course to train interested parties from outside academia in transcribing medieval texts.
We began to develop and employ a version of the Collate software developed by ITSEE here at the Unviersity of Birmingham.
In 2016 we put into practice the revised collation tool and produced an edited version of the Estoria de Espanna as a result.

In December 2016 we presented the digital critical edition of the Estoria de Espanna; the original aim of the project. The official launch date was 11th March 2017.

In June 2020 we added further transcriptions and revised those which were already part of the edition. We also created a link to the TranscribeEstoria crowsdsourcing project and ensured upload of all data and metadata to open access repositories.
Exploitation Route We have begun a project to crowdsource transcription, thereby generating wider interest in medieval texts.

Our digital edition will be of use as a research tool in digital editing and also for those specifically interested in medieval texts and textuality. It also provides other insights into the development of historical writing in the Peninsula. The competely new numbering system should provide an entirely new and reliable referencing system for the Estoria.

In 2019 we launched a new crowdsourcing proof of concept website: transcribeestoria.bham.ac.uk
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://estoria.bham.ac.uk/edition
 
Description We have not completed the project as yet, so the direct use of materials produced by the project cannot begin. We have, however, seen spin-offs from training courses etc. In addition, we have launched the digital exhibition (https://www.hrionline.ac.uk/estoria/) to complement exhibitions in four archives. We are finalising the teaching materials for use in Spanish schools from March 2017. 2018 update: the exhibitions took place as planned in the first half of 2017 and full feedback was acquired. The teaching sessions took place in the same period and the materials subsequently used at UG level in the universities of Alcalá, Georgetown and Birmingham. In the second half of 2019, and as a result of ongoing collaboration with a range of non-academic partners we launched a crowdsourcing proof of concept website: transcribeestoria.bham.ac.uk This engaged over 300 people in the transcription of a Biblioteca Nacional de España fourteenth century manuscript.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description AHRC Follow-on Impact Funding
Amount £98,429 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/N006658/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Title Collate software 
Description We are working with ITSEE to develop the latest version of the COLLATE software. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None, as yet. 
 
Title Training modules for xml transcription 
Description We have developed a series of training modules which together comprise a training course for interested parties in the transcription of medieval prose. The modules have been through beta testing and will be launched in full on 14th November. They have been used to train transcribers who have signed up from our crowdsourcing initiative. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact As a result of the beta version we have recruited a number of transcribers from outside the academic community. The course has now also been employed at UG level teaching in the University of Birmingham. 
URL https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/courses/15342
 
Title Transcription Guidelines 
Description We have developed a set of TEI compliant xml guidelines for the transcription of medieval Castilian prose. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Guidelines have now been launched and will be disseminated through crowdsourcing and through workshops and conferences organised by the project. 
URL http://estoria.bham.ac.uk
 
Title Estoria de Espanna edition xml transcriptions 
Description Full xml transcriptions of the manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna Digital edition. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL https://github.com/estoriadigital/Transcriptions
 
Title Textual Communities 
Description We participate in the development of the Textual Communities project, which aims to provide a platform for anyone to produce digital critical editions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We have recruited crowdsourcers from outside the academic community to transcribe our manuscripts within the system. 
URL http://www.textualcommunities.usask.ca
 
Description Estoria de Espanna exhibitions 
Organisation Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We collaborated on the production of physical and digital exhibitions of the manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna.
Collaborator Contribution The libraries produced physical exhibitions of the manuscripts, held in the first half of 2017. In addition, as a result of the collaboration, the Univeristy of Salamanca and the University of Minnesota digitized the manuscripts in question. The Biblioteca Nacional restored the manuscripts involved in the exhibition and the IPCE carried out a full restoration of the Menéndez Pelayo manuscript.
Impact Exhibitions, both physical and digital, as detailed above. Cultural imact as evidenced by the restoration of medieval artifacts.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Estoria de Espanna exhibitions 
Organisation Menendez Pelayo Library
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We collaborated on the production of physical and digital exhibitions of the manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna.
Collaborator Contribution The libraries produced physical exhibitions of the manuscripts, held in the first half of 2017. In addition, as a result of the collaboration, the Univeristy of Salamanca and the University of Minnesota digitized the manuscripts in question. The Biblioteca Nacional restored the manuscripts involved in the exhibition and the IPCE carried out a full restoration of the Menéndez Pelayo manuscript.
Impact Exhibitions, both physical and digital, as detailed above. Cultural imact as evidenced by the restoration of medieval artifacts.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Estoria de Espanna exhibitions 
Organisation National Library of Spain
Country Spain 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We collaborated on the production of physical and digital exhibitions of the manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna.
Collaborator Contribution The libraries produced physical exhibitions of the manuscripts, held in the first half of 2017. In addition, as a result of the collaboration, the Univeristy of Salamanca and the University of Minnesota digitized the manuscripts in question. The Biblioteca Nacional restored the manuscripts involved in the exhibition and the IPCE carried out a full restoration of the Menéndez Pelayo manuscript.
Impact Exhibitions, both physical and digital, as detailed above. Cultural imact as evidenced by the restoration of medieval artifacts.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Estoria de Espanna exhibitions 
Organisation University of Minnesota
Department James Ford Bell Library
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We collaborated on the production of physical and digital exhibitions of the manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna.
Collaborator Contribution The libraries produced physical exhibitions of the manuscripts, held in the first half of 2017. In addition, as a result of the collaboration, the Univeristy of Salamanca and the University of Minnesota digitized the manuscripts in question. The Biblioteca Nacional restored the manuscripts involved in the exhibition and the IPCE carried out a full restoration of the Menéndez Pelayo manuscript.
Impact Exhibitions, both physical and digital, as detailed above. Cultural imact as evidenced by the restoration of medieval artifacts.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Estoria de Espanna exhibitions 
Organisation University of Salamanca
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We collaborated on the production of physical and digital exhibitions of the manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna.
Collaborator Contribution The libraries produced physical exhibitions of the manuscripts, held in the first half of 2017. In addition, as a result of the collaboration, the Univeristy of Salamanca and the University of Minnesota digitized the manuscripts in question. The Biblioteca Nacional restored the manuscripts involved in the exhibition and the IPCE carried out a full restoration of the Menéndez Pelayo manuscript.
Impact Exhibitions, both physical and digital, as detailed above. Cultural imact as evidenced by the restoration of medieval artifacts.
Start Year 2016
 
Title Admin tools for maintaining Estoria Digital 
Description Django based admin tools for maintaining Estoria de Espanna Digital 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL https://github.com/estoriadigital/Estoria-Admin
 
Title Website code for Estoria de Espanna Digital 
Description Website code for Estoria de Espanna Digital 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL https://github.com/estoriadigital/Estoria-de-Espanna-Digital
 
Description Academic conference (Sorbonne, Paris) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Academic colleagues and members of the public attended a theoretical and practical explanation of digital editing.

Interested members of the Spanish-speaking community in Paris approached me afterwards to express their interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas conference Buenos Aires 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Academic colleagues form Europe, North and South America attended a talk on the project and recruitment talk for crowdsourcing.

Interest from colleagues and others in participating in crowdsourcing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (Galway) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Academic colleagues form Europe, North and South America attended a talk on the project and recruitment talk for crowdsourcing.

Increased interest in crowdsourcing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Biblioteca Nacional de España exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 2000 people attended the exhibition "El hallazgo del pasado: Alfonso X y la Estoria de Espanna" at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid between 31st January and 16th April 2017. The exhibition of physical manuscripts held in the Library was accompanied by a digital exhibition (https://www.dhi.ac.uk/estoria/) created by the Estoria Digital research project of the University of Birmingham and University of Sheffield. The library also organised a series of public talks and workshops on the Estoria de Espanna and wider medieval themes in this period and reported significant interest from a range of interested parties, amongst which school visits stood out. The inaugural event was attended by a range of policymakers and cultural leaders and was reported widely in the national and regional media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dhi.ac.uk/estoria
 
Description British Library symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Academic colleagues and members of the public attended a talk on the project and recruitment talk for crowdsourcing.

Interest in crowdsourcing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Crowdsourcing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A proof of concept website for crowdsourcing in Spain, transcribeestoria.bham.ac.uk engaged approximately 300 people in transcribing a fourteenth century manuscript from the Biblioteca Nacional de España. Training courses in palaeography and digital skills were also provided.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://transcribeestoria.bham.ac.uk
 
Description EDiT colloquium (Birmingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Academic colleagues form Europe, North and South America attended a talk on the project and recruitment talk for crowdsourcing.

Increased interest in crowdsourcing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://estoria.bham.ac.uk
 
Description Estoria de Espanna 4th Annual colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The launch conference for the edition was a gathering of the most significant scholars in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibition at the Biblioteca de Menéndez Pelayo, Santander 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An exhibition of the Estoria de Espanna manuscript at the Biblioteca de Menéndez Pelayo Santander between 2nd February and April 2017. The physical exhibition was accompanied by a digital exhibition produced by the Estoria Digital project at the University of Birmingham, supported by the HRI University of Sheffield. The inaugural event was widely reported on local and regional media and attended by, inter alia, the mayor of Santander. The catalogue of the exhibition was subsequently published by the library. The focus of the exhibition was local schools, many of which visited and reported an interest in medieval works held locally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dhi.ac.uk/estoria/
 
Description Exhibition at the Universidad de Salamanca 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An exhibition of the manuscripts of the Estoria de Espanna at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) between 1st February and 30th April 2017. The physical exhibition was accompanied by a digital exhibition prepared by the Estoria Digital project at the University of Birmingham, aided by the HRI at the University of Sheffield. Local schools, university members, and a wide array of the general public visited the exhibition, which was one of the first events of the Universdad de Salamanca's celebrations to mark its 800th anniversary. The exhibition launch was widely reported on national and local media and was attended by a range of regional and local cultural leaders and policymakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dhi.ac.uk/estoria/
 
Description Exhibition at the University of Minnesota 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An exhibition of the Minnesota manuscript of the Estoria de Espanna in February 2017 at the James Ford Bell library of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. The Estoria Digital project at the University of Birmingham, aided by the HRI at the University of Sheffield, produced a digital exhibition to accompany the physical exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dhi.ac.uk/estoria/
 
Description Georgetown talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation of interim results of digital editing project; engaged possible future collaborators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description I Jornadas Internacionales de Historiografía Medieval (Sevilla) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interested parties in Spain, principally with postgraduate qualifications, attended a talk on the project and recruitment talk for crowdsourcing.

Interest in crowdsourcing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description III EDIT colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In collaboration with the Universidad de Sevilla, the project organised a three day conference: III Edit colloquium/II Jornadas de Historiografía e Historia de la lengua at the Universidad de Sevilla, November 23-25, 2015. The discussions, open to the public as well as to staff and students in Sevilla, generated extended interest in the project and in the field of digital editing. We held a Textual Communities workshop, open to the public, in the course of the event.

Interest from the public, PG students and staff in the Estoria de Espanna Digital and future editing projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IMC Kalamazoo 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The PI gave a talk on the project to the most important US academic conference for medievalists. The audience was made up of specialists in digital projects and medieval Iberia. The talk sparked interest in the development of teaching materials relating to the Estoria and the possibility of using these in the programmes of a variety of US institutions.

Discussions relating to the possibility of employing Estoria digital materials in US higher education classrooms. Discussions which led to the planning of digital exhibitions and the digitisation of an Estoria manuscript in Minnesota.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Chronicle Conference (Liverpool) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Academic colleagues form Europe, America attended a talk on the project and recruitment talk for crowdsourcing.

Increased interest in crowdsourcing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Inventar Alfonso colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Students and staff at the Université Jean Juarès Toulouse organised a day-long colloquium to exchange information on research projects and outreach activities.

None as yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Minnesota talk and exhibition planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Lecture given to engage academic staff and postgraduates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paris 8 Digital projects seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and gave rise to extended discussions about future possibilities of collaboration with French institutions. Disseminaiton of knowledge about future crowdsourcing projects.

Contact from participants regarding crowdsourcing. Increased signups for Estoria Facebook page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QM Digital Editing seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk stimulated discussion about future possibilities and trends in digital projects.

Increased possibilities of collaboration with other projects in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Salamanca colloquium and exhibition planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A lecture given at the SEMYR, Universidad de Salamanca -the most significant Spanish centre for textual analysis. It engaged practitioners in academic circles and postgraduate students in a discussion about digital editing and medieval texts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Teaching session in Spanish schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Estoria Digital team, aided by the HRI at the University of Sheffield, developed a series a materials to be used in the education system - primarily in Spain. These materials were used in a series of sessions in schools in Madrid, León and Santander; and also in university teaching in Madrid, Georgetown University and the University of Birmingham. Feedback from all of these indicated increased interest and engagement with the figure of Alfonso X and the medieval period generally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dhi.ac.uk/estoria/info/Materiales_didácticos
 
Description XML training course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The project students designed and led a workshop on xml transcription and digital editing at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The workshop was a hands-on demonstration of transcription in Textual Communities using the xml course they designed. The workshop ran for 3 hours and generated discussion and further interest amongst staff and postgraduate students alike.

Information about future crowdsourcing projects was disseminated. Various participants in the workshop signed up for future transcription projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description York/Odense seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion after talk centred on the possibilities of crowdsourcing future transcriptions and on possibilities of other impact activities.

The possibility of collaboration with colleagues in York and Odense in future digital projects, with an Impact dimension, were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015