mercoledì 6 novembre 2013

1914-1918-online: un grande progetto di enciclopedia digitale sulla prima guerra mondiale




Dal sito 1914-1918-online:

"Project Overview:

Over the course of three years, the international joint research project "1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War” is developing an English-language virtual reference work on the First World War. Planned to be released in 2014, the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the online encyclopedia will be the result of an international collaborative project to make available a multi-perspective, public-access knowledge base on the First World War. [...]

Research Approach

Down to the present day, the image of the First World War focuses on Central and Western Europe. However, WWI constituted not only a pan-European war but also the first truly global war in world history: it was a world-wide economic war in which numerous non-European states participated and for which the European powers mobilized the resources of their colonial empires. These perspectives will be an important factor in the encyclopedia. Thus, “1914-1918-online” will not only reflect the increasingly international research on the First World War, but also significantly advance it by identifying gaps and desiderata.

Open Access

"1914-1918-online" represents a major undertaking in digital history publication under the Open Access paradigm by promoting free and unlimited dissemination of the content to individual users, search engines, and reference services. This availability will be complemented by novel navigation schemes that allow users non-linear access throughout the text convolute via thematic contexts, regional contexts and conceptual encyclopedia entries (e.g. 'Propaganda'). The platform will be designed to enable users to follow threads according to their specific question of interest, integrating a broad range of texts from various contexts in a way that is appropriate to the hypertextuality of the medium. Visualizations of thematic connections will encourage the navigation of the encyclopedia in ways that expand on the standards of current digital history publications."

"The encyclopedia covers all important aspects relating to the First World War. Its content is divided into six subject areas: pre-war, violence, power, home front, media, and post-war. These headings were chosen in order to avoid methodological limitations and to integrate the various political, economic, social and cultural historical perspectives on the First World War. While all regions with relevance to the history of the First World War are dealt with, the global perspective will be the key focus."

Una apposita sezione elenca moltissimi link:

"This list of links contains a multitude of online resources for pictures, audio files, maps, and other multimedia elements related to WWI.

Please note that this is a work in progress; suggestions for additional online academic sources are most welcome."

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