Wijsman, Hanno

Email Address
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Research Interests

Search Results

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
  • Publication
    Mapping Manuscript Migrations: Digging into Data for the History and Provenance of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
    (2019-05-09) Burrows, Toby; Hyvönen, Eero; Ransom, Lynn; Wijsman, Hanno
    Mapping Manuscript Migrations is a new two-year project funded by the Trans-Atlantic Platform in the fourth round of its Digging into Data Challenge. The project is a collaboration between four international partners: the University of Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania, the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT) in Paris, and Aalto University in Helsinki. The project aims to combine data from various different sources to enable the large-scale analysis of the history and provenance of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.
  • Publication
    A New Model for Manuscript Provenance Research: The Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project
    (2022-06-10) Burrows, Toby; Emery, Doug; Fraas, Arthur Mitchell; Hyvönen, Eero; Ikkala, Esko; Koho, Mikko; Lewis, David; Morrison, Andrew; Page, Kevin; Ransom, Lynn; Cawlfield Thomson, Emma; Tuominen, Jouni; Velios, Athanasios; Wijsman, Hanno
    Since it was awarded a Round 4 Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge grant in 2017, the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project has been working to develop and test a methodology to link disparate datasets from Europe and North America with the aim of providing large-scale analysis and visualizations of the history and provenance of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Guided by a set of research questions identified at the outset of the project, MMM developed an innovative Linked Open Data model and dataset which unifies three separate manuscript-related databases in a semantically consistent way, together with the workflows for transforming the institutional data contributions into the common structure. The dataset has been made available through a Linked Open Data service hosted by the Linked Data Finland platform and the MMM semantic portal. The aggregated data can be queried and visualized at scales ranging from a single manuscript to a total of more than 216,000 manuscripts as a group. Visualization tools developed in the portal show how the manuscripts have traveled across time and space from their place of production to their current locations, where they continue to find new audiences. The following report summarizes our methodology and results, and lays the groundwork for further research using our processes.